Aconcagua: Justman & Team at Pampa de Lenas

Posted by: JJ Justman, Leah Fisher | December 17, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 9,100'

Pampa de Lenas is at an altitude of 2,800 meters. And that is where we are sitting right now. It’s our first day trekking and we had a beautiful day walking into camp.

The scenery towers above you as the condors soar high above. Pretty poetic huh? Okay, I’ll stop. The team had a fun day stretching our legs. We’d like to lie and tell you it was arduous but after a picnic lunch of sandwiches, chips, fresh fruit, cheese, olives and cookies we all wobbled into camp.

There is no setting up tents here! Are you kidding! You will never see stars like these in your life. So we are all sleeping under the stars tonight. I’m just trying to remember who sang the song, “Southern Cross?” So help me out RMI fans!!

We are relaxing in camp and excited for dinner, which is being cooked over an open fire. Living don’t get no better than this!!

RMI Guides JJ Justman and Leah Fisher

RMI Climbers trekking along the Vacas River. Photo: Linden Mallory

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Crosby, Stills and Nash wrote “Southern Cross”....great tune!

Posted by: Randy Christofferson on 12/18/2013 at 11:10 am

Wow!!!  What an awesome experience sleeping!  Sounds like you’ve had a great day of trekking.  Love reading the updates.  Can’t wait to hear what tomorrow brings.  Love ya Josh

Posted by: Jessica on 12/17/2013 at 4:43 pm

Great picture of you all.  Wow sleeping under the stars how awesome for such a first had view of God’s country.  Can’t wait to see pictures.  Safe climbing.

love mom and dad


Posted by: phyllis on 12/17/2013 at 2:44 pm

“Southern Cross” - Crosby, Stills, and Nash or Jimmy Buffett :)

Posted by: Lily on 12/17/2013 at 2:28 pm

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