Aconcagua: Stevens & Team Carry to 16,400’

Posted by: Ben Liken, Garrett Stevens | January 03, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 10,550'

Today was a beautiful day here on Aconcagua, with clear blue skies and lots of sunshine for our carry up to Camp One. We had quite a bit of wind here in base camp last night and were worried that we might be walking up into the teeth of it today, but the weather gods smiled on us instead.

We were walking just as the sun came into camp, and were able to make steady progress through the broken and rocky morainal slopes above us. Soon enough we came to the heinous scree slope that guards the bench of Camp One, and the team made short work of the last few hundred feet.

We dropped our food, some equipment, and some gas for our launch towards the upper reaches of the mountain, and were headed down soon thereafter. All the luggage is currently awaiting our return, but tomorrow we’ll take a hard-earned rest day. The team continues to climb strong, hydrate well, and eat hearty portions, which will pay dividends when we head up higher on this beautiful mountain.

Thanks for all the kind words, and keep your fingers crossed for continued good weather! 

RMI Guides Garrett, Ben, and Nick

An RMI Team  Carries to Camp One.  Photo: RMI Collection

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Sorry I have been slacking. Was aiming for a daily hello from home. I missed sorry. Hope you guys are having a great trip. Can’t wait dr you to get back so we can hear all the stories. Happy hiking!

Posted by: Martha on 1/5/2014 at 1:19 pm

Safe climbing as the team gets closer to the summit!

Go team go!


Posted by: matilde on 1/4/2014 at 6:14 am

Looks like your having tons of fun Stefan! Hopefully your not having to use that survival trick you taught me yet.. Haha. Be careful!  :)

Posted by: Jordan on 1/3/2014 at 10:56 pm

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