Aconcagua: Justman & Team Carry to Camp 2

Posted by: JJ Justman, Mike King, Steve Gately | January 22, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 16,200'

All the way to Camp 2!

Our team did a fantastic job carrying some group gear and personal gear up to 18,000 feet. The winds were still present as they kicked snow off into the air of surrounding peaks and ridges. However, they were not as strong as yesterday.

As the team rounded the corner and entered the col, they were treated to their first view of the high Andes range of Argentina. Breathtaking doesn’t describe it. We are now back at Camp 1 resting and recovering after a great day in the mountains.

P.S. - Happy Birthday Josh!!! From Denise. I’m wearing my new socks!! :)

RMI Guides JJ Justman, Mike King & Steve Gately

The view as seen between Camp 1 and Camp 2 on Aconcagua.  Photo: RMI Collection

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Fingers crossed for good weather to Camp 3 and beyond. I hope to catch you in Mendoza on the 2nd with a bag of Starbucks. Charlotte wishes Team 6 well.

Posted by: Elsie on 1/23/2014 at 5:07 pm

Well done, Dad (Lew Smith)!!!  Keep kicking butt and taking names!  Well done to the entire team as well, this is wonderful news!!!  Keep the awesome photos coming, we are all pulling for ya! 

Love ya,


Posted by: Kyle A. Smith on 1/23/2014 at 8:35 am

C’Ronas await you DDC!!!  Stay warm & see you soon!

Posted by: CINDY on 1/23/2014 at 6:06 am

Steve and team,

Glad to hear the weather is cooperating. Hope the team is acclimatizing well.

Best of luck on your continued push toward the summit.

Hike well and be safe.


Posted by: Bill Gately on 1/23/2014 at 5:21 am

Keep up the good work everyone. Sounds like you guys are having a blast, getting blown off your feet by high winds while carrying a heavy pack is going to make such a great adventure in past tense. Newman-Os are the best-Os. Glad you are enjoying the socks Tenacious, have fun and think light thoughts. :)

Posted by: Josh on 1/22/2014 at 9:05 pm

Way to go guys and gals!  Keep on pushing on for that summit!

Posted by: Gary, Alec and Nikki on 1/22/2014 at 8:22 pm

We’re sending happy and warm thoughts your way… keep it up!  Love, Ginny and Steven

Posted by: Ginny Jackson on 1/22/2014 at 2:14 pm

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