Aconcagua: Stevens & Team Resting and Relaxing at Plaza Argentina

Posted by: Garrett Stevens, Ben Liken | January 04, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 13,800'

The goal for today is to get as relaxed as possible here at our base camp. Towards that end, the team has been chilling in our group tent since breakfast, which included oatmeal, cereal, egg/bacon/onion quesadillas, and copious amounts of coffee. There is currently an epic game of Hearts happening, with various members tapping in and out as they get frustrated with picking up the Queen of Spades (David in particular).

Tomorrow will be a big day, as we will be moving up towards our next camp at 16,400’. The gear is staged, the crew is ready, and our team dynamic is as strong as one could hope. The weather continues to be gorgeous; light winds and lots of sun here at Plaza Argentina. Here’s hoping it holds steady for the next few days!

We are sending positive vibes up to Jake Beren and his team, as we believe today is their summit day.  Good luck to them…we are looking forward to seeing them as we bump up tomorrow. Until then, stick with us for more details!

RMI Guides Garrett Stevens, Ben Liken and Nick Brown

Looking out over Aconcagua Base Camp. Photo: RMI Collection

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Been following your teams posts, sounds like quite the trip! Happy New Year David!

Posted by: Sarah Williams on 1/5/2014 at 11:54 am

Watching your progress from faraway Frogtown Virginia USA and sending you best wishes for good weather and safe travels!
Mike and Susan Browns

Posted by: Mike Brown on 1/4/2014 at 5:18 pm

Glad to see my husband’s sportsmanship is true to form. Stay safe!  We love you!  E has been sleeping with a postcard of the mountain every night so she can be close to Daddy.


Posted by: Claire on 1/4/2014 at 4:22 pm

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