Aconcagua: Justman & Team Settling in at Camp 1

Posted by: JJ Justman | December 23, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 16,200'

Hello everyone in the lowlands! It’s Team 2 up here at Camp 1 on Aconcagua. We just found some prime real estate at 16,200 feet. It’s a sunny day with some scattered clouds, which made it comfortable climbing.

Everyone is doing great and we are now relaxing in the sun drinking water and eating to recover.

RMI Guide JJ Justman

An RMI Team stopped for a break on the way to Camp 1. Photo: RMI Collection

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Happy New Year! You must be getting close to summit or already summited. Hope your first two days of the new year are treating you well!

Posted by: Kristina Markula on 1/2/2014 at 9:36 am

Merry Christmas to all you trekkers.  Josh it was so nice to hear your voice.  I know you all are having a wonderful time and what an experience to will be able to share with us when you get home.  We went to Mass and spent Christmas Eve with Lily’s family and truly missed you not being there but knew you were there in spirit.  Have a great and blessed day today and continue to be safe.  I can’t wait to see you and a picture of you all the day you summit.  Lots of love of this Christmas Day.  love mom and dad

Posted by: phyllis on 12/25/2013 at 8:22 am

Hi Cin.  Merry Christmas!  Have fun.  Be careful!  Love us!

Posted by: Ingrid and Stacy on 12/24/2013 at 8:43 pm

Hi Kim, I am so proud of you and the entire expedition team!! We really enjoy the blog & are hopeful the nice weather continues to “hold”. The photos of the views from the mountain are amazing.I am sure this must be the experience of a lifetime for you & the entire team! Congrats on the success of this adventure! I will continue to follow the excellent blogs from J.J. every day. Stay well & travel safe!!!...Love you!  Dad

Posted by: SHEL on 12/24/2013 at 4:44 pm

Hey Kim up there in the wild blue yonder!  I’m following you and the whole gang along with your dad.  He is very excited every day about your amazing journey up the mountain, and oh so proud!!!  Take real good care & enjoy every moment of the beautiful views.  What you’re doing is rare and amazing.!! Hope you and all your buddies enjoy some yuletide cheer all together tonight. Love, Trish

Posted by: Trish on 12/24/2013 at 4:22 pm

Wow; so impressive, everyone.  Kimmie, I hope you are holding your own up there!!

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you all.  Safe journey!!

Posted by: Gayle Jones on 12/24/2013 at 1:57 pm

Merry Christmas .... Leah and the whole group.  Enjoying the blog and the beautiful weather you are all having.

Have a beautiful Christmas Day.  Nice place to be. 

Still no snow in Winthrop, a strange winter for sure.

Go SeaHawks!


Posted by: Leah's Dad on 12/24/2013 at 10:38 am

Nothing beats great weather on the mountain. Hope it holds for you guys the whole trip.

Posted by: Bill Gately on 12/24/2013 at 4:54 am

That view is breathtaking!!!  Congrats to all on a successful day of climbing.  I bet you each have some amazing stories to share.  I look forward to hearing how you spend Christnas Eve.  I hope it’s one you’ll always remember with a big smile and unforgettable memories.  Josh - Lily came today and made an amazing dinner for us.  One you’ll definitely love!!  I got all the save the dates addressed too.  We had a great time visiting, and talking about you.  We sure do miss you!!  We are so proud of your accomplishment this far, and continue to walk each step with you in spirit.  We can’t wait to have you back home and celebrate!!  Oh yea - I played your favorite Christmas record tonight!!!  I wish you a very Happy Christmas Eve!!  Lots of love - Jess

Posted by: Jessica on 12/23/2013 at 9:38 pm

Beautiful view! I’m sure you all have so many stories to share with us back at home! Looking forward to more updates! Just a few more days until you summit! So proud of all of you!  Josh- We miss you! I came to see Jessica and your parents today! Love you! -Lily

Posted by: Lily on 12/23/2013 at 6:19 pm

Hi Cindee! Merry Christmas! We miss you and love you. Please be safe and have fun! Love and hugs, Ingrid, Stacy, Jack and Kathleen. :)

Posted by: Ingrid on 12/23/2013 at 4:15 pm

Hello to all the trekkers!  What beautiful scenery.  Sure hope y’all brought a mattress with you to lay over those sharp rocks. What troopers.  We are so proud of all of you.  Hang in there you are almost there.  Be safe and have fun.  Love you Josh, mom and dad

Posted by: phyllis on 12/23/2013 at 3:26 pm

Triscuit!!!!!!!! Sending you tons of love… Climb that mountaing LIKE A BOSS guuurrrllll!! Thinking of you every day. Don’t forget to practice your Spanish in Argentina ;) Xoxo, Maija

Posted by: Maija Markula on 12/23/2013 at 12:02 pm

Your mail and packages are all safely inside. The plants inside and out are all watered. You have lots of cards to come home to! Tugboat played with some toys and I ate one of your salted chocolates. It was just sitting there staring at me. The Doctor took me to The Nutcracker last night and I thought of you repeatedly. They changed a few little things up which was great. It wasn’t the same without you. Have a very Merry Christmas!! XOXO

Posted by: Kristina Markula on 12/23/2013 at 11:05 am

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