Aconcagua: Justman and Team Reach Base Camp

Posted by: JJ Justman, Geoff Schellens, Garrett Stevens | January 07, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 14,000

Hello Everyone!

Galloping across the Vacas River we had a few team members think we were riding mules the rest of the way to base camp. However, once on drier ground we hopped off, thanked the mules for keeping us dry and began walking up towards Plaza Argentina.

Now at 14000 feet the team has had their fill of fresh melon and juice. Acclimating begins now and the entire team is feeling good, especially after a hot shower and a fresh change of clothes.

Tomorrow we will be resting. A full report of activities will follow. Now, it’s time to set up the volleyball net.

RMI Guide JJ Justman & Team

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Good looking group.  Special “thumbs up” to you, Greg the barber.  Drink lots of water, kiddo, if you want to overtake my 18500 ellie!  Good luck to all.

Posted by: Mrs Martin! on 1/9/2013 at 4:39 pm

Hey Mike (and team), have fun with your volleyball and your day of rest.  Scenery is great and it sounds like the food is awesome.  Uncle Mel

Posted by: Mel Schroeder on 1/9/2013 at 10:43 am

Good job Todd,  if I knew you were playing volleyball, I would have climbed the mountain with you!  God bless…

Posted by: Woody Gross on 1/7/2013 at 7:06 pm

Congratulations on getting to base camp! Enjoy a little rest tomorrow!

Posted by: Sally McClure on 1/7/2013 at 5:07 pm

Hello Jim and Todd! We’re proud of you. Love, mother and daddy

Posted by: Amy on 1/7/2013 at 4:50 pm

Have an amazing trip Dad!!! Be careful. Sending love from home.
Love you

Posted by: Angelica on 1/7/2013 at 4:11 pm

To the FrontPoint duo:

Good luck!!  We will be watching your progress….


Posted by: Ken Nelson on 1/7/2013 at 4:04 pm

All eyes from coast to coast are on your adventure, Mike. Show’m your volleyball skills!

Posted by: Maralee McHugh on 1/7/2013 at 3:03 pm

Todd, good luck reaching the summit!  Angie and I will be checking on your progress.

Posted by: Joe on 1/7/2013 at 1:32 pm

Sounds like you guys are off to a great start. I look forward to reading about your progress. Best of luck!!!

For G Barber: Enjoy every moment! It is pouring rain at home, so you are not missing a thing!

Posted by: Leah on 1/7/2013 at 1:09 pm

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