Aconcagua: Nugent & Team Rest Day at Camp 1

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Walter Hailes, Katrina Bloemsma | January 14, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 16,200'

The rumor mill was definitely flying around the mountain yesterday about some big, bad weather system coming in next weekend… Luckily it has been pushed back out of the extended forecast and our intrepid team has been able to stick to our prescribed acclimatization schedule.  Which means we’re resting today!  Laying around in the tent at over 16,000’ isn’t as exciting as it sounds but the rest will serve us well as we climb higher tomorrow.  We are in good spirits and hopeful that the weather will cooperate as we move in to striking distance over the next couple days.

Laying around, eating jamon y queso, drinking coffee…
It’s a grand life,

RMI Guides Billy, Walt, Katrina, and the gang

Enjoying the views from Camp 1. Photo: RMI Collection

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Climb strong and climb safe! Be well.

Posted by: Tich on 1/15/2014 at 11:30 pm

Our entire team is cheering you on Patrick and can’t wait to see you plant The Comeback Initiative flag proudly on the peak! We know how hard you’ve trained for this, and you continue to amaze us with your courage, fortitude and accomplishments!

Keep up the great work!
Dan Cowan
EXOS / The Comeback Initiative

Posted by: Dan on 1/15/2014 at 7:16 am

Great news about the weather!  Keep up the good work and happy climbing tomorrow!

Posted by: Geoff on 1/14/2014 at 5:59 pm

Thinking of you, Meredith, and wishing you good weather and spectacular sights! Much love from Mom and Dad

Posted by: Delese on 1/14/2014 at 5:59 pm

We’re thinking of you Meredith and keep coming back to soak in the incredibly beautiful images. Many thanks for the updates!
Love Rachel, Conor, Oliver and Spencer

Posted by: Rachel on 1/14/2014 at 12:01 pm

I looove to read these updates- THANK YOU!!
Lots of Love from Katrina’s mom

Posted by: Barbara on 1/14/2014 at 11:40 am

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