Aconcagua Expedition: Justman and Team Ready in Penitentes

Posted by: JJ Justman, Leah Fisher | December 16, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 9,000'

Hello RMI fans! It’s JJ and Leah reporting in from Los Penitentes in Argentina! Team 2 is in full effect and we are ready to go.

With all the storms in the U.S. it has been an adventure just to get here. However, we are all excited and raring to go.

We spent the day traveling to the trailhead and organizing and packing gear. The first part of this trip has the support of mules so we packed barrels and duffels full of food, gear. And personal equipment.

Follow along as we hit the dusty trail…Argentina Cowboy style!

RMI Guides JJ Justman & Leah Fisher

Aconcagua, 22,841'.  Photo: RMI Collection

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Brother-had a glass of Malbec tonight and thought of you! Actually, we are thinking of you everyday and sending good thoughts your way during this epic adventure! Excited and proud of you!! Love you Dave!
Beth, Peter and Foster.

Posted by: Beth Glein on 12/19/2013 at 9:51 pm

Hi Kim!! Would you mind terribly flying back to ATL before you start the major climbing?? Your darling niece Sophia forgot to give you her lucky hermit crab! You better plan on receiving at least 300 comments from us during the next 24 days. Hugs & Kisses from your favorite sister.

Posted by: Lora Sue Fluffysparklepuff on 12/17/2013 at 5:36 pm

Looking good C-Triscuit! Yes, now everyone knows that Cindee’s nickname is C-Triscuit.

Posted by: Kristina Markula on 12/17/2013 at 1:54 pm

Hi Kim, Greetings from Nashville! Given all the travel issues you had to “navigate”, the climb may be a welcome relief. Best wishes for a fantastic expedition! Stay well & travel safe!  Love,  Dad

Posted by: SHEL on 12/17/2013 at 1:41 pm

Kim - Seems that you will have to take a few more steps than the rest of the team. Alison is sending a llama up with the redline

Posted by: JDT on 12/17/2013 at 12:27 pm

Kim, hello and best of luck from chilly Cincinnati OH! Vince and Amanda say hi too (NOT!)

Posted by: Alison on 12/17/2013 at 12:12 pm

Hi Kim!  have a great climb - it should be an exciting adventure for you (not so much for me) - getting there was at least part of the achievement!  love, momma

Posted by: jane lubow on 12/17/2013 at 10:49 am

I am so proud of you! Looking forward to seeing the progress you and your team make each day! Wish all of you a safe journey! -lily

Posted by: Lily Munoz on 12/17/2013 at 9:19 am

Josh, Hello from Carlyle, IL.  We are very proud of you and wish you well in the climb.  We will be with you in thought and prayer each step of the way.  May God Bless you with perfect weather for the climb and to bring you home safely.  Enjoy the time you are there.  Looking forward to pics and videos when you return.  Stay well.

Uncle Mike

Posted by: Mike Luebbers on 12/17/2013 at 8:34 am

Hello from Nashville….  Wishing everyone best of luck as you begin your adventure tomorrow and in the many days to come.  I hope your experience through one if God’s beautiful masterpieces is priceless!!  I look forward to following your progress each day.  To my brother josh, I am so very proud of you and walking with you with every step you take. 

Happy trekking!!!!

Posted by: Jessica on 12/16/2013 at 8:46 pm

We’re behind you josh. Love mom and dad

Posted by: Phyllis kraus on 12/16/2013 at 8:30 pm

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