Aconcagua: Beren and Team Reach Pampa de Llenas

Posted by: Jake Beren, Mike King, Steve Gately | December 23, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 9,000'

Greetings from our first camp! Today we launched from Las Penitentes and began our approach to Base Camp. Walking along the Vacas River, we wound our way up the valley to Pampa de Llenas for another round of chats with the Guardalparque (rangers) and the pitching of our first camp. The team did well today, managing very warm temps and not getting too over cooked along the way. Tomorrow we will try to get out early and head to Casa de Piedra (House of Rock!) for our next camp. Til then!

RMI Guide Jake Beren

The Vacas Valley toward Pampa de Las Lenas.  Photo: RMI Collection

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Hi Cin.  I hope your having a great time!  The pictures are awesome!  Were enjoying following your expedition.  Fingers crossed for good weather.

P.S., I climbed Pine Knob today.  I’m very tired!  LOL :)

Posted by: Stacy on 12/28/2013 at 11:27 am

Thanks for the call, it made our day!  Hope the singing didn’t send you over the edge!!  Praying for you each day!  Merry Christmas!!  Love, Sis

Posted by: Mary Fletcher on 12/25/2013 at 6:45 am

Merry Xmass to Cassandra and to all your new friends.
Have a great and safe climb. Kevin and I are always thinking of you.
Love Dad

Posted by: Jean Poirier on 12/24/2013 at 7:30 pm

Merry Christmas, Monica and team! I’m so excited for you! I’ll do an extra round of Ethel in honor of you reaching base camp tomorrow. XOXO

Posted by: Leslie M on 12/24/2013 at 3:35 pm

Merry Xmas Jake. Have an awesome climb!

Posted by: Chris on 12/24/2013 at 3:00 pm

Merry Christmas Eve, Monica! Kyle and I are thinking about you!!

Posted by: Melissa R. on 12/24/2013 at 2:10 pm

all my love Paul <3 From my heart and soul, to yours!  Merry Christmas Eve 143 143 143

Posted by: sherri on 12/24/2013 at 1:26 pm

Wishing a safe climb and a very Merry Christmas to ALL!

Posted by: Diana King on 12/24/2013 at 6:54 am

...good climbing, dr. fletcher !!!...

Posted by: doreen on 12/24/2013 at 6:34 am

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