Aconcagua: Nugent & Team at Pampa de las Lenas for the Night

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Walter Hailes, Katrina Bloemsma | January 20, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 9,000'

Hey everybody out there in RMI adventure blog land. Billy here, I’m checking in with our group from Pampa de las Lenas after our walk down from Base Camp today. Hot and sunny, lots of river crossings, sore feet but some of the mule drivers are cooking up a steak asado dinner for us tonight, and then we’ll hit the sack. Tomorrow we’ll continue our walk out of the Vacas Valley and hit the road, and then head back to Mendoza. So the next check in, we’ll be saying hello from the hotel in Mendoza. And that’s all for now.

RMI Guide Billy Nugent

Trekking through the Vacas Valley. Photo: Tyler Reid

Billy Nugent calls in from Pampa de las Lenas.

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Hello to you from blog land! I am so sorry the weather didn’t cooperate- I cannot imagine how frustrating that must have felt. I also cannot imagine having the strength and determination and skill to climb 20 thousand plus! Please accept a heartfelt congratulations for all that you did, and perhaps more importantly, all that you didn’t do. It takes tremendous courage to make smart choices.
Sending you all laughter, foot massages, delicious food, sweet rest, comfort and lots of Love,

Posted by: Barbara on 1/21/2014 at 4:11 am

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