Aconcagua: Justman & Team Cache Gear at Camp 1

Posted by: JJ Justman, Katrina Bloemsma | February 09, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 13,800'

Rugged and rough is a great way to describe the ascent to Aconcagua Camp One. The team carried gear to cache at 16,400 feet. The last stretch into camp is a light and fluffy scree section that can sometimes cause folks to spin your wheels. Our team managed fine and we hung out for a half an hour in the thin air.

We cached a couple of duffel bags filled with food and gear that we will need higher on the mountain. We are now back in Basecamp once again enjoying the good life!

RMI Guide JJ Justman

Coming down to Camp 1 after a carry. Photo: RMI Collection

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Hi Keith (Lewis)
I am so excited for you and a little scared.  Your mom keeps me in formed of all your adventures and accomplishments, and I could not be more proud of you. Everyone back home is thinking and living vicariously through you, have a wonderful and safe trip. God be with you and your team.

Stacy your Virginia cousin!

Posted by: Stacy Turner on 2/11/2014 at 8:47 am

Keith (Rich), love looking at the pics- how lucky you guys are to be surrounded by those gorgeous mountains!  Love reading the blurbs of your days! Hope you are enjoying every minute…Doug and I are living through you guys (and the peace and quiet there) as the whole neighborhood is having a dance party in our playroom!  Enjoy the moment! xo

Posted by: Nikki on 2/10/2014 at 4:07 pm

Hey Rich, Enjoy the climb and stay safe! What an adventure! Look forward to hearing all about it and seeing the pictures.  Love MOM and DAD

Posted by: Mom and Dad on 2/10/2014 at 3:52 am

Hey Rich, what fun you all are having and what an adventure!  Stay safe and enjoy the beauty. Can’t wait to hear all about it! Mom and Dad

Posted by: Mom and Dad on 2/10/2014 at 3:48 am

Hey Rich!
SNOW! How exciting for you all….the pics look beautiful hope you are taking tons of pictures with your new vacay cam…love you and proud of your lofty goals and adventures!  Miss you! Susie

Posted by: Susie on 2/9/2014 at 8:58 pm

Wow. Looks amazing Jeff! Hope you’re taking lots of pictures! Miss you lots. Besos!!

Posted by: Elaine on 2/9/2014 at 7:05 pm

Thank you so much for the post! It sounds incredible up there. Sending you all lots of Love and safety and great luck and happiness!
Mama BB

Posted by: Barbara on 2/9/2014 at 6:42 pm

Frank, watching you and the team. Stay , safe and enjoy.  Moose

Posted by: Bet Hurdle on 2/9/2014 at 5:56 pm

Sounds like you’re having fun Dad!  I’ve been explaining to Avery how Pops is off climbing mountains again.  So, today while Mark was shoveling the driveway, she kept climbing the piles of snow and saying “I’m climbing mountains!”  We can’t wait to hear more about your expedition!  Stay strong!

Posted by: Mandy on 2/9/2014 at 5:38 pm

Dad, congrats on the new personal best!  I miss you so much, cannot wait for you to get home.  Love you and have fun, Devlin.

Dad I miss you a lot and I need you to come back because mom isn’t very helpful when it comes to getting to soccer practice (I took the wrong subway today). Can’t wait until u get home.
Miss you, Pookie.

Posted by: McKennas on 2/9/2014 at 4:41 pm

Hi Brenda,looks like your getting to wear some of your warmer clothes!  The Jay & I are having some great runs we miss not running with our leader.  Love U miss u much Rich xxxoooxx

Posted by: Rich larscheid on 2/9/2014 at 4:34 pm

Pops, You can do it! We are thinking about you and wishing you well on the mountain! Cha Cha used the potty all week and got to go to build a bear and make a horse. Cha says if you summit you can can go to build a bear too. Landry says she will see you at her Disney Frozen birthday party. They both pray for you each night during their prayers. Landry wants a hippo and to swim with a dolphin (she told me to type that). We love you! Climb strong!

Posted by: Landry & Charlie on 2/9/2014 at 4:33 pm

Looks like fun? I can’t wait to see your pictures, Bob. We love you!

Posted by: Sharon on 2/9/2014 at 3:26 pm

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