Aconcagua: Nugent & Team at Pampas de Lenas

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Garrett Stevens, Mike King | February 04, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 9,000'

Greetings from Pampa de Leñas! Our team enjoyed one last night in a bed and awoke this morning to beautiful sunny skies. Seemingly, a great day to begin our long journey. The team thus far has been exceptionally well organized and we were able to enjoy a relatively stress free morning putting the finishing touches on our packing and stashing a bunch of city clothes in the Grajales packing facility. We caught a quick ride over to the trailhead at Punta de Vacas and after checking in with the guardaparques began our journey. Relatively calm winds and scorching temperatures in the nineties caught us all a little off guard and forced us to stop frequently and soak our clothes in the river to cool off! Even after a complete soaking, our shirts were dried off completely in ten minutes! Well, despite the heat we persevered and even made good time into our first camp.

More info to come as our expedition develops,

RMI Guide Billy Nugent

Looking down the Vacas Valley. Photo: RMI Collection RMI Climbers trekking along the Vacas River. Photo: Linden Mallory

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