Aconcagua: Team Enjoys Rest at Base Camp

Posted by: JJ Justman, Katrina Bloemsma | February 08, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 13,800'

Today is our first rest day at Aconcagua Base Camp and man is it nice. We woke up and made a huge brunch of home fries and scrambled eggs complete with real French press coffee. What a treat!

Between lounging in the sun and exploring the streams and scenery around camp, the team has been preparing their equipment for our carry to Camp One tomorrow. Checking and double checking that they’ve got all their technical gear and are bringing enough chocolate and gummies for the upper mountain.

The carry to Camp One will be a big day, but the team is feeling strong and the sun will be out. Wish us luck and keep posting on the blog, we enjoy reading your comments!

RMI Guide Katrina Bloemsma

Enjoying a rest day at Aconcagua Base Camp.  Photo: RMI Collection

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Thanks for the support! I have just a few min of connectivity; Set a personal best today, the gear carry to camp 1 (was super easy, NOT) put be at 4800m/15k ft. Back at base tonight.
Kiernan happy birthday!
Aidan i cant wait to hear how you won 5 bucks from mom.
Devlin i love you too.
Julian, team & guides are great and the jury is still out but I think Paris might have been a better vacation ;) Xoxoxox

Posted by: KenM on 2/9/2014 at 11:56 am

Rich! Love you so much and wish I were there with you!  Have fun and enjoy the climb…looking forward to more blog posts we are following them closely! Stay safe

Siriana says “Daddy I love you have a good trip and make sure you are safe in Agacagua in Chile” LOL

Ky says “I love you Daddy and have fun at Aquacongua and be safe so we can see you on the computer while you are in your tent!”

Chanchai is sleeping so no comment from him right now. :-)

Posted by: Susie on 2/9/2014 at 9:05 am

Gahhh!!! Hate I’m not there with you guys!!! FRANKOOOO love ya and can’t wait to be on a rope with ya!!! Do what cha do, and CLIMB ON MY BROTHA!!!
Everyone kick some ass up there!!!

Posted by: Tim Clifft on 2/9/2014 at 7:57 am

Go Jeff go!
Watch your step and have another wonderful adventure.
Stay warm.
Love, M & D

Posted by: Mary on 2/9/2014 at 5:25 am

Thinking of you…and drinking hot chocolate!  God Bless and enjoy your time out there (better than walking for hours in Manhattan?)!
Regina and George

Posted by: Regina on 2/8/2014 at 8:04 pm

Hey Ken!  We’re thinking of you…and drinking hot chocolate!  God bless and enjoy your time out there!

Posted by: Regina on 2/8/2014 at 7:59 pm

Ken McKenna,
I hope your having fun, I miss you.

Posted by: Devlin McKenna on 2/8/2014 at 6:00 pm

Hello from the very, VERY snowy Rockies! Thank you for your blog! sending you lots of love and laughter and just the perfect amount of sunshine….
all my Love,
Mama Babs

Posted by: Barbara Lynn Bloemsma on 2/8/2014 at 3:16 pm

Brenda, I hope they still serve oven-baked pizza at Plaza Argentina!  When I was there, overnight rain washed out the established trail to Camp 1, so one of the guides (Aike) and I had to establish a new trail on the other side of the river.

Posted by: Peter KIRN on 2/8/2014 at 3:11 pm

We are loving following your blog! We can’t wait to see and hear more… Frank the tank—- we love you and miss you!!!!!!!a

Posted by: Britain on 2/8/2014 at 2:13 pm

Jeffrey! Wish I was there. Sounds amazing and I hope you’re having a great time out there with everyone.

Posted by: Elaine on 2/8/2014 at 2:07 pm

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