Aconcagua: Beren and Team Rest day at Camp 2

Posted by: Jake Beren, Mike King, Steve Gately | December 31, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 16,000'

Siesta time!  This morning we slept in a little and worked a bit on our tents. It has become a little windy here and actually presents a good training for time up high. We must be able to push through a little wind in these exposed camps if we want a shot at the top.

Earlier today the team went for an acclimatization hike and I must say put forth a solid performance. Climbing up loose scree with great technique really inspires confidence for our move tomorrow. Now if the weather will cooperate, we will be one step closer to the top!
Speaking of the top, it was a real treat to see JJ and Leah’s team descending after a safe trip. Congrats! 

RMI Guide Jake Beren & Team

Camp 2 on Aconcagua. RMI Photo Collection

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Wahooo - Congratulations Bill & Team and Happy New Year Everyone! We can’t wait to hear about your adventure! Hugs, Leeza and Ken

Posted by: Leeza & Ken on 1/4/2014 at 11:28 am

Hola Team Jake,
New Year’s Eve in Mendoza was fun. Great food and wine at Ciebo. Make Wikipedia lists the tomato as a fruit. Ryan I could only find 200 uses for cucumbers, husk kidding. I head to home today. Miss all of you and respect what you are doing. Last words for now, for “sure does.”  Fletch

Posted by: Fletch on 1/1/2014 at 3:37 am

Happy New Year to Steve and team! Finger crossed for continuing good weather.

Posted by: Bill Gately on 12/31/2013 at 8:16 pm

Hi Cassie.  Happy New Year !!!!!  What an amazing way to welcome 2014 !!!!  Wishing you and your team all the best .  Glad to hear that everything is going well, Very proud of you sweets
Don’t forget,  one step at a time
Love you Dad, Kevin, Francine & Albert

Posted by: Jean Poirier on 12/31/2013 at 7:43 pm


Thank you for 5 beautiful years of love and adventure.  Paul and Sherri, a love story that will pale in comparison to Mark Antony and Cleopatra. I cannot wait to be on our couch, sharing your adventure and living life blissfully.  You deserve this summit baby.  I love you so.  143a

Posted by: sherri on 12/31/2013 at 6:37 pm

Barbara, I am following your progress up the mountain.  Happy New Year my friend!  Join us in October for another shot at Orizaba.

Posted by: Debbi LaPrevotte on 12/31/2013 at 3:55 pm

The Blog input thinks I may be spamming you so not sure if you got my previous message.  But wishing you a happy New Year Summit!  Norm

Posted by: Norm Vork on 12/31/2013 at 9:44 am

Happy New Year Everyone!  No champagne tonight for you I expect. I read that JJ’s team summited so lots for you folks to anticipate in the first days of 2014. Bill, everybody we know asks how you are doing and wishes you the best possible climb. Love you! ...Norm.
PS. Looks like Phunk Junk Records will release another one of my songs!

Posted by: Norm Vork on 12/31/2013 at 9:41 am

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