Aconcagua: Justman & Team Carry to Camp 1

Posted by: Mike King, JJ Justman, Steve Gately | January 18, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 13,800'

Today we carried to 16,600 on Aconcagua.  We enjoyed a cool morning with snow and a light breeze. The entire team cruised through our breaks to arrive at Camp 1 with a small piece of blue sky. The scree which is typically dry and loose was covered in snow, making the climbing more enjoyable. The team returned to Base Camp just in time for weather to roll in and snack before siesta. Rest day tomorrow! 

RMI Guide Mike King

Climbers making a carry to Camp 1 on Aconcagua.  Photo: RMI Collection Enjoying the sites at 16,000 ft on Aconcagua.  Photo: RMI Collection

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Michael…We are enjoying your blog posts.  Checking in with Abby today.  Love, Mom

Posted by: Diana King on 1/19/2014 at 6:28 am

Bissell, for some reason, my messages do not seem to be getting through. The kids and I miss you terribly, as does Atticus of course.  The pictures are wonderful and I try to imagine what it must be like to be surrounded by such beauty. So proud of you. Love you.

Posted by: Carmen on 1/19/2014 at 6:13 am

Thinking of you Randy and sending love and prayers for your safety and returning home with great pictures of your summit.  Love Mom

Posted by: Darlene Christofferson on 1/19/2014 at 5:21 am

Great job Randy and the rest of the team on a tough part of the journey! Rest up tomorrow and get ready for the big push in the days ahead. 

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, one of his great quotes:

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

Posted by: Judy Christofferson on 1/18/2014 at 6:47 pm

Glad to hear you are doing well. Keep on going!!!!  Wishing a continued safe trip.

Posted by: Dad, Alec, and Nikki on 1/18/2014 at 4:08 pm

Wishing Randy, Denise and Dianne a restful day at base camp and blue skies and a safe completion of their ascent! Keeping you in our prayers for a safe journey!

Posted by: Ioannis Moutsatsos on 1/18/2014 at 1:44 pm

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