Aconcagua: Justman and Team back at Base Camp

Posted by: JJ Justman, Leah Fisher | December 31, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 13,800'

Here we are! Base Camp! The team made it Down from high camp in 50 mph winds. It was a tough day packing up but the weather calmed down as we descended. It’s a slow gradual zombie descent. However, as soon as people see the tiny little tents of base, people’s spirits soar.

Now in base camp we are sucking down juice and wearing flip flops. The team has a little bit of packing to do and then we are off down the trail to finish the mountain part of the adventure. Tomorrow we will head to Lenas, which was our first camp on the trek in. I usually tease our climbers by telling them we are going to have chicken ramen for dinner. However, I think another giant steak asado is in order. After all, when in Argentina! Especially after a safe and successful summit of South America’s highest peak!

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Congrats Cindee.. sounds like an amazing adventure. Glad you are safe. Enjoy the rest of your trip.

Posted by: Bruce on 1/3/2014 at 8:43 am

Congrats and Happy New Year Kim! Are you eating STEAK?

Posted by: Alison on 1/2/2014 at 9:27 am

Congratulations on making the summit (if I understood the blog correctly).  What a way to start the year!  And the big news…the Spartans beat Stanford 24-20, in the 100th Rose Bowl!!!
Happy New Year and can’t wait to see you when you get back!

Posted by: Cathy Crocker on 1/1/2014 at 6:15 pm

Happy New Year to you all and a BIG congratulations.  Hope you are enjoying the beginning of 2014 along with your accomplishment of a summit.  Can’t wait for you to get back home Josh we truly do miss you.  Be safe and see you in a few day.  Love you, mom and dad

Posted by: phyllis on 1/1/2014 at 12:22 pm

Happy New Year team!!!  What a remarkable way to spend the last few days of 2013 abs first of 2014 on Aconcagua.  Hope you all had a big meal and enjoyed being make on Base Camp.  Safe travels tomorrow!!

Josh - we missed you tonight in Oxford.  Marlene was a doll at her celebration and dancing the night away.  She asked about you, and misses you dearly.  We can’t wait to see you, and celebrate with you.  Happy New Year!!!  And may 2014 be the best one yet!!!!!
Love you - Jess

Posted by: Jessica on 1/1/2014 at 12:11 am

Hi Kim,  Happy New Year to you & the entire team!!!  WOW….What a way to bring in ‘2014 with a summit of Aconcagua! !!!  Love,  Dad & Trish

Posted by: SHEL on 12/31/2013 at 9:49 pm

Happy New Year to all and Happy Birthday Matt !!

Mom and Dad

Posted by: John and Karen hill on 12/31/2013 at 9:05 pm

Congrats Leah, JJ, and team. Happy New Year and safe travels for the rest of the adventure, Eat Big!
With proud smiles,
Mike and Mom

Posted by: Mike Pruett on 12/31/2013 at 8:50 pm

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