Aconcagua: Nugent & Team Move Up to Camp 2

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Walter Hailes, Katrina Bloemsma | January 15, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 18,000'

Greetings friends, relatives, loves ones, roommates, neighbors, acquaintances, enemies, stalkers, etc. We’ve made it safely up to a crowded Camp 2 (Guanacos Campo, Chopper Camp) and settled into our tents. The move from Camp 1 was largely uneventful except for partly cloudy skies which made for rapid, drastic temperature changes… Freeze or fry, as they say, never comfortable.  We moved extremely well despite the slightly funky weather and big loads and were greeted by the many Camp 2 inhabitants. We actually had to use our snow shovel and a borrowed McCloud to grade out new tent platforms in the dirt. Moving earth turned out to be quite a bit more taxing than the actual climbing!  Anyway, we are all here feeling the altitude a bit but doing well nonetheless. Tomorrow’s plan is largely dependent on the weather forecast we get tonight, wish us luck and good favor with Mother Nature!

All for now,
RMI Guide Billy Nugent

An RMI Team on the move to Aconcagua's Camp 2. Photo: Linden Mallory

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Hope the weather is good tomorrow Dawn & Len . We are following every step of the way - good luck to all.

Posted by: sue Menduk on 1/16/2014 at 5:11 am

Hi Jeff we are watching your progress, many well wishers from work and family. We miss you and love you Debbie, Andrew and Madison

Posted by: Debbie on 1/15/2014 at 7:23 pm

Hi Ecuador 2013 folks and new Aconcagua friends. Do they have spaghetti bolognese at 18,000 feet? Does the moon appear visibly closer? I’m wishing you a safe climb and clear weather : )

Posted by: Kendra and Rocky-the-wonder-pup on 1/15/2014 at 6:01 pm

Thanks for the update   We’ll keep our fingers crossed for good weather tomorrow.  Leonard & Dawn I miss you

Posted by: Lise on 1/15/2014 at 1:43 pm

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