Aconcagua: Justman & Team Preparing for Move to Camp 1

Posted by: JJ Justman, Katrina Bloemsma | February 10, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 13,800'

Ah, the rest day. The team is perfecting the art of chilling. Solar showers, siestas and samba lessons from JJ…just another day at base camp. We’re fueling up in anticipation of our move to Aconcagua’s Camp 1 tomorrow.

Keep the comments coming! And pass along our blogs to friends and family who might want to follow our adventure as well. More to come from 16,400ft!

RMI Guide Katrina Bloemsma

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Good morning Brenda hope you had a great night under a star filled sky!!  The weather gods are really being nice to team 7.  We’ll after a day of rest I’m sure you can’ t wait to hit the trail and get to the next spot.  Stay strong and have fun and take lots of pictures.  Love you , Richie & Sea Jay.  Xxxxooox

Posted by: Richie Sea Jay on 2/11/2014 at 5:42 am

Rich - Hey honey so glad you have a day to just chill and enjoy your surroundings…siestas and sambas and solar showers? Doesn’t get any better than that..oh yeah I guess if I were actually there it would be better. :-)  Enjoy the break - you earned it for sure.  Love you stay safe, Susie

Posted by: Susie on 2/10/2014 at 6:04 pm

Daddy I love you. Have a good trip on the mountain. I hope you will be safe. Maybe when you get home we can have a present for you.  And I love you, please be safe on the mountain.
Love, Siri
Daddy, I love you.  Have safe on the mountain.  Have a best trip in the whole wide city.
Kylan Lewis

Posted by: Ky and Siri on 2/10/2014 at 6:01 pm

Hey Dad good job! I don’t know like I am so proud of you…so congratulations!
Love you father, Chanchai

Posted by: Chanchai on 2/10/2014 at 5:56 pm

Way to go Brenda great pix’s you got to be having a blast all that hard work I’m sure has made this experience a snap for you, !  Love you, Rich & Sea Jay. Xoxoxo

Posted by: Rich larscheid on 2/10/2014 at 5:52 pm

Things sound like they are going very well up there on the mountain. (Especially all that Asada - and we thought you would be making sacrifices!) Pictures we see on the blog are great. Its going to be a blast moving up the big hill; have fun and good luck.

—Mom, Dave, Tom, Bonnie, Beverly, Mitch

Posted by: Dave Baker on 2/10/2014 at 1:35 pm

Looks very relaxing at the camp there and I can’t wait for Jeff to come back as a samba expert!
Sounds like everyone is having a great time and things are going well. Continue the fun times and I love reading the daily blogs!! Go Jeff and team!

Posted by: elaine on 2/10/2014 at 12:22 pm

Oh! I just loooove to read these posts- THANK YOU! Modern technology blows my mind every day! The dancing and resting sound great- I am glad you’re able to chill. I really cannot even imagine your experiences up on the mountain…please remember that you are Loved and appreciated and admired. Have fun, be cool, be strong, be kind and be smart.
Big Love all around from Mama Babs

Posted by: Barbara on 2/10/2014 at 12:17 pm

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