Aconcagua: Stevens & Team Settled in at Camp 1

Posted by: Garrett Stevens, Ben Liken | January 05, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 16,450'

Today the team awoke to blue skies and calm winds for our last basecamp breakfast before we begin to ascend the upper slopes of Aconcagua.  After some coffee and a few last minute preparations we were on our way to a night at 16,450’.

As we set off up the moraine with the sun at our backs everything seemed perfect.  The team made short work of the day and before too long we were on the steep scree just before Camp 1.  Once we arrived and everyone had enjoyed a snack, it was back to work establishing our camp for the next three days.  Now after a solid tortellini meal we are all stuffed into our -30 degree sleeping bags awaiting the beautiful stars of the Southern Hemisphere. 

Tomorrow we carry a load of gear to over 18,000’ and the team is ready for it.  You’ll here from us soon!

RMI Guides Garrett, Ben, and Nick

An RMI Team stopped for a break on the way to Camp 1. Photo: RMI Collection

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Keep up the great work guys. So proud to call you my friend Stefan. Miss your smiling face but know you are having a blast. Stay safe!

Posted by: Martha on 1/6/2014 at 4:31 am

Good job Stefan. Stacy runs the marathon Sunday am. Beat her up the mountain!

Posted by: Skipper on 1/5/2014 at 9:06 pm

Nice G$ and team.  Glad to hear you’re making your way up.  Hoping everyone is feeling strong and healthy.  Sending good weather and strong climbing vibes your way.

Posted by: Ginger on 1/5/2014 at 6:38 pm

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