Aconcagua: Justman & Team Travel through the Vacas Valley to Casa de Piedra

Posted by: JJ Justman, Mike King, Steve Gately | January 15, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 10,550'

The team is at Casa de Piedra, which in Spanish means… house of…Piedra. It was another gorgeous day of trekking in the Vacas Valley. Everyone is doing great and we are excited to be one step closer to base camp. For me it’s always fun to hear and see the expressions on people’s faces as they truly appreciate how beautiful it is here.

We had a condor sighting, which is rare in the towering mountains. However, the elusive guanaco is nowhere to see.  I’m pretty sure if I put on some Old Spice it will attract some for the team. Stay tuned!!

RMI Guide JJ Justman

RMI Climbers trekking through the Vacas Valley. Photo: Linden Mallory

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Well done, dad (Lew Smith)!  Keep going strong!  We hope you are having a great time down there.  Climb on!

Love you,

Kyle and Stephanie

Posted by: Kyle A. Smith on 1/17/2014 at 8:41 am

Good going Mom!  Stuff is great at home…..  don’t worry….

Posted by: Buddy on 1/15/2014 at 6:11 pm

It was seven years ago when I walked in that same place.  Just went through my photos from that trip.  Great memories with even better people.  Safe travels.

Posted by: Josh Jones on 1/15/2014 at 4:13 pm

I remember that there’s some spectacular geology in that Valley.  It really is a beautiful and unique place.  Be sure to appreciate it !!

-Larry Seaton

Posted by: Larry Seaton on 1/15/2014 at 12:58 pm

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