Aconcagua Expedition: Van Deventer & Team Summit!

Posted by: | February 03, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 22,841'

Hey All,
This is Pete Van Deventer, we are calling in from the summit of Aconcagua, top of South America, top of the Americas and highest peak outside of the Himalaya.  We had a beautiful day coming up here almost dead calm, sunny and warm. We have had a wonderful day. Everybody is psyched. We summitted about 2 o’clock Mendoza time.  We are going to spend another 15 minutes or so up here. And then we are going to book it back to the tents and get down into some fatter air.  So, everybody here says hi to everybody back home and sends our best. We’ll see everybody soon.

RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer

Climbing up the narrow Caneleta couloir to the summit of Aconcagua.  Photo: RMI Collection The view from the summit of Aconcagua, 22,841 ft.  Photo: RMI Collection

RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer checks in from the summit of Aconcagua.

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CONGRATULATIONS!  What an amazing accomplishment!

Posted by: Maria on 2/3/2013 at 5:59 pm

RIck I am very proud of you, very excited for you, and very relieved you are on your way down! I hope I get to hear your voice soon. I love you. Carol

Posted by: Carol Crye Popp on 2/3/2013 at 2:27 pm

Great news. What an achievement! Congratulations to all and wishing you a safe return.

Posted by: Peter Williamson on 2/3/2013 at 1:05 pm

So excited for all of you!!  Great job Tony and David!  No get down off thar mountain and get home!!!!!  Love Jill Caleb and Rachel!

Posted by: Jill on 2/3/2013 at 12:17 pm

Yay!!! So happy for you all, and also happy your safely on your way back….see u soon dave!

Go 49ers!


Posted by: Riki on 2/3/2013 at 12:01 pm

congratulations..truly proud of your team success

Posted by: azizi on 2/3/2013 at 9:51 am

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