Aconcagua: Nugent & Team Carry to Camp 2

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Garrett Stevens, Mike King | February 11, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 16,200'

More sun today with light winds and nearly perfect temperatures made for a great carry up to Camp 2. Our group is starting to work like that proverbial well-oiled machine with solid efforts the last couple days moving and pushing carries up the mountain. Our foray took us above 18,000’ which was an altitude record for many and certainly the highest anybody in the group had carried a heavy load. We enjoyed a “picnic” with beautiful new views up at Camp 2 while we built up our cache of food and fuel in a nook among the rocks. And after hanging for an hour or so we made short work of our descent back to Camp 1. All in all we were on the go for only 3.5 hours and about 4.5 hours round trip. The team is feeling strong, motivated, and ready for the hard work ahead!

RMI Guide Billy Nugent

An RMI Team climbing above Camp 1. Photo: RMI Collection Coming down to Camp 1 after a carry. Photo: RMI Collection

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Sounds like things are going great! Everyone back home is rooting for you all! Keep it up!

Sarah Hammond

Posted by: Sarah Hammond on 2/13/2013 at 8:32 am

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