Aconcagua: Nugent & Team Rest Day at Basecamp

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Garrett Stevens, Mike King | February 07, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 13,800'

A rest day! The gang has been hanging out most of the day today catching up on sleep, reading, and calories. Our first night in Aconcagua Basecamp wasn’t the smoothest… Despite sleeping quite well most of us were feeling a little lethargic this morning from spending the night at nearly 14,000’. Regardless, spirits are high after moving around a bit and getting prepared for tomorrow’s carry/cache up at Camp 1. The guides spent the morning packing group food and equipment and the team has been packing up their personal gear that they plan to cache. The weather has been a little funky but nothing terrible, hopefully tomorrow brings better or at least similar weather for our first foray onto the upper mountain…

Hasta maƱana,

RMI Guide Billy Nugent

Looking out over Aconcagua Base Camp. Photo: RMI Collection

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Greetings from the chilly blizzard region of New Hampshire! Congratulations to all for reaching Base Camp! That’s excellent news and you all bring inspiration to those of us watching your adventure. Please pass on my “congrats” to Ken Young and a high-five! It’s dumping buckets of snow on us here in NH…hoping for clear weather on Aconcagua!

Posted by: Renee Ciulla on 2/8/2013 at 4:54 pm

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