Aconcagua: Van Deventer & Team Move to Camp 2

Posted by: Pete Van Deventer, Leon Davis, Mike King | January 30, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 18,000'

We made the jump! Camp One was old news and folks were sick of the same old scenery, so we decided to move to Camp Two at 18,000’ today. We had beautiful climbing conditions: a light breeze and sunshine, and arrived at camp to find it mostly empty. We got our pick of tent sites before several groups rolled in after us.

Because RMI Guide JJ Justman’s team was kind enough to leave us a cache of food and fuel at Camp 3, we have decided not to carry tomorrow, but to rest instead. That sets us up to potentially move to Camp 3 on Friday, and potentially summit on Saturday. There are a lot of ifs in that sentence, and we have to remain flexible up here, but we have our fingers crossed. We’ll keep you updated.


RMI Guides Pete, Leon, Mike, and the crew

An RMI team on the move to Camp 2. Photo: Jake Beren

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Best of luck for good weather on the big push. Love to Fatima and enjoy the adventure.

Posted by: Peter Williamson on 1/31/2013 at 2:29 pm

Following along anxiously .... Stay safe… Love you and can’t wait till you get home so I can hear all about your adventure first hand.

Posted by: Carol Crye Popp on 1/31/2013 at 7:05 am

Praying for you safety and loads of fun!

Posted by: Beth and Doug on 1/30/2013 at 4:29 pm

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