Aconcagua: Stevens & Team Push to Camp 2

Posted by: Garrett Stevens, Ben Liken | January 08, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 18,000'

The team has now trekked into the thin air of Camp 2.  With an elevation of 18,000’ nothing proves to be easy up here.  Even the simple tasks like setting up tents, inflating a sleeping pad, or heading to the bathroom take twice as long, but the team is handling it perfectly!

After a relatively short hike up and now having camp established, the goal is to breathe, sip water, and feel good.  With the views of this proudly positioned camp it can at least aid in the task of feeling 100%.  It looks in one direction northward over the impressive crest of the Andes Mountains, with glaciers pouring out of the high valleys.  In another direction, is our next goal, Camp 3, 1,600’ above our current location.  And in yet another, the top of Aconcagua, around 4,800’ above us.

As the summit draws closer, it is tough to just lay in the tent and let our bodies adjust to this unforgiving environment, but very key to our success.  The team is strong, positive, and amped to be in one of the highest places in the world. 

RMI Guide Garrett Stevens

Aconcagua Camp 2, also know as Guanacos Camp. Photo: RMI Collection

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Hope you are having a great trip. Your hard work is paying off. Be safe!

Posted by: Martha on 1/9/2014 at 4:10 am

Good job Dad all your hard work is paying off, hope your enjoying your self.

Posted by: Gabe and the Family on 1/8/2014 at 8:13 pm

Hope good weather continues. Great to see photos and read progress reports.It’s beautiful up there. Stay safe!!!!
Donna and Gary

Posted by: Donna Whitaker on 1/8/2014 at 6:57 pm

Nice work team.  Stay strong and focused for the next phase.  Sending calm winds and sunshine vibes your way. 

Much love to G$.

Posted by: Amy on 1/8/2014 at 6:56 pm

So amazing in photos. Cannot imagine how spectacular it is in person! Cheering you on.

Posted by: Helen Lim on 1/8/2014 at 5:12 pm

Keep up the hard work up there, guys! Wish like hell I was with you but thinking of you all often. Don’t forget to swap some hank panks for pressure breaths.

Posted by: Nick on 1/8/2014 at 2:53 pm

Way to go Henry!  Y’all keep up the good work and stay safe.  We are enjoying following your progress on this blog. 

From Scott and everyone at Stevens | Love.

Posted by: Scott Stevens on 1/8/2014 at 12:37 pm

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