Aconcagua: Justman & Team Make a Carry to Camp 1

Posted by: JJ Justman, Geoff Schellens, Garrett Stevens | January 09, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 13,800'

Up, up and away!  Team 3 had a spectacular day carrying gear up to Camp One at 16,500 feet. We brought up all the food for the upper mountain, fuel for our stoves and a little bit of personal clothing and gear.

It is nice in a weird way to throw on heavier packs and get a taste of thin air. The entire team did great and in reality we probably don’t need to take another rest day here at base camp. However, we will.

Tomorrow we will rest and it will only provide every team member a stronger foundation for the upper mountain. There is no doubt a good part of high altitude mountaineering is about fighting the boredom. But as I sit here some team members are playing cribbage and others are playing some other game. The betting stakes Re cough drops and single sheets of toilet paper.

It was nice to see the beautiful views up high on Aconcagua and we will post more exciting events from base camp and who may be out of toilet paper!

RMI Guide JJ Justman

RMI Climbers navigating the snow penitentes below Camp 1. Photo: Linden Mallory

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Hey Greg, Congrats on your climb!! How Amazing, and so neat to be able to follow you guys. Hope your doing well.
Hugs from the Kootenays!

Posted by: Shar on 1/17/2013 at 10:43 am

Hi Todd and Jim,  How great it was to get a phonecall from you. I can’t believe you can do that! I enjoyed learning how you carry your gear. half one day and half another,etc,etc. Brillant! Suppose your body is wondering “whazup?” love mOm

Posted by: Jana McClure on 1/10/2013 at 2:46 pm

Hi J.J., Geoff, Garrett and team.  Thanks for the updates.  Glad to hear the climb is going well.  Wishing you good weather and good climbing.  Keep us posted.


Posted by: Amy Stevens on 1/9/2013 at 5:21 pm

Wow! Talk about gorgeous scenery. Can’t wait to hear all the stories, Mike. Lots of best wishes going your way, Maralee and Murphy

Posted by: Maralee McHugh on 1/9/2013 at 2:55 pm

wow looked like one heck of a climb today, heavy packs and all. moved right get the rest and chow needed to refuel for next climb day. hugs!!

Posted by: Paula Hall on 1/9/2013 at 12:26 pm

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