Aconcagua: Justman & Team Prepare for Summit Bid

Posted by: JJ Justman, Leah Fisher | December 28, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 19,600'

Hello RMI followers! Team 2 is at high camp on a gorgeous day. We are doing great and preparing for our summit bid tomorrow. Leah and I will be operating the stoves full time melting snow and boiling water.

Our plan is to rest, rehydrate and eat some calories in preparation for a big day tomorrow. The wind prediction is staying true. We will have a breeze to keep us cool. Tomorrow will be a busy day for the guides but we will try to communicate as soon as we can.

RMI Guide JJ Justman

RMI's High Camp on Aconcagua. Photo: RMI Collection

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So awesome! Can’t wait to hear that you guys have made it to the top! I look forward to the updates every day! Josh- I went to Oxford with my family today, Marlene asked about you and kept asking when you would be here. I have a video of you on my phone and she kept watching it. Since you were in the car she thought you were on your way over. I think she’s ready to see you! I’m so proud of you! I can’t wait to hear all about the climb and see your picture when you summit! Everyone says hello, and they’re proud of you. They’re all so excited for you! Family has been coming in for Marlene’s party they’re all up to date on the blog! Love you!! -Lily

Posted by: Lily on 12/28/2013 at 8:58 pm

Way to go team!!!!  You are so close!!!!  It’s truly been a pleasure following you along your journey and priceless adventure.  I hope that tomorrow’s summit is a hallmark moment, and one you’ll always remember.  I can’t wait to hear all about it.  Best of luck tomorrow as you make your final ascend.

Josh - words can’t describe how extremely proud and excited I am for you.  You amaze me everyday.  I can’t wait to see your smiling face atop one of your lifetime goals.  You are going to do awesome tomorrow, and remember you have three big angels guiding you along.  Everyone here is rooting you on, and waiting in the incredible news that you’ve made it to the top.  Heidi and I played fetch today.  She was really hoping you’d come take over.  No babies yet.  Best of luck tomorrow!!!!!  Can’t wait to see you.
Love you - Jess

Posted by: Jessica on 12/28/2013 at 7:36 pm

Kim-oops sorry about the volleyball- I bet you aren’t doing volleyball right now -that was for Sophia ;)!!! I forgot to mention we are all so proud of you!!!! GO YOU and everyone else!!!

Posted by: Lora Sue Fluffysparklepuff on 12/28/2013 at 5:45 pm

Hi Kim!! We are all cheering for you and the team!!! Very exciting- what an amazing climb!  Hi Guys!  Did any if y’all sign up the girls for that mini volleyball camp Monday & Tuesday??Good luck-be safe and take a million pictures!!!  We can’t wait to hear all about it over a Leland Riggins Aconcagua shaped cake!!! Xoxoxo L,M,& S

Posted by: Lora Sue Fluffysparklrpuff on 12/28/2013 at 5:36 pm

Very exciting! Good Luck David! You are in our thoughts!

Posted by: Paul Keaney on 12/28/2013 at 4:19 pm

OMG, I can’t believe you are about to summit.  My how the time has flown.  I am so excited for all of you.  Enjoy your evening, be safe and prayers are still with you all as you climb higher to reach the top.  What an awesome memory you all will have and stories to share with us all.  Love to you Josh, mom and dad

Posted by: phyllis on 12/28/2013 at 2:59 pm

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