Aconcagua: Justman & Team Move to Camp 2 “Chopper Camp”

Posted by: JJ Justman, Katrina Bloemsma | February 13, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 18,000'

Clouds followed us up the mountain today from Camp One to Camp Two. Luckily, the group walked strong and we got to ‘Chopper Camp’ with enough time to set up tents and drink some soup before the snow started. Now, we’re all tucked in and waiting to see what the weather does. With a bit of snow in the forecast, we’re glad to be nestled in Camp Two instead of on the more exposed slopes of Camp One. The sun, the snow, and the waiting, it’s all part of mountaineering, and it keeps things interesting!

We’ll touch base again tomorrow and let you know how the climb progresses!

RMI Guide Katrina Bloemsma & Team

Camp 2 - Aconcagua. RMI Photo Collection

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Hi there Katrina; I am a cousin of your grandfather and jolly proud that one of my family does such brave things in the mountains. Are you going to be with the team for Mt Rainier this summer? I have a daughter living nearby there so Mt Rainier is one of my beautiful sites.
Keep up the good work!

Posted by: Jan Jonker on 2/16/2014 at 2:37 am

Craig_The pictures are beautiful! What color is your backpack? Have an EPIC time… Happy V-day! K & E

Posted by: Kim on 2/14/2014 at 1:20 pm

Happy Valentines Day Sweetie Pie (Brenda) :-)  we love you very much and are so happy your journey is going so nicely for team 7!  Come on sunshine for the summit.  Love U Richie & Sea Jay. Xxxoooo

Posted by: Richie larscheid on 2/14/2014 at 6:44 am

What are the temps?

Posted by: Mark on 2/14/2014 at 5:44 am

Happy Valentine’s Day, Hunny.  Danny’s last song was Pompeii last night and it made me miss you even more.  Love, Me.

Posted by: Julian on 2/14/2014 at 5:38 am

Katrina and crew, BRAVO! Hopefully you don’t get as much snow as we’re getting here in NewJersey and the East coast! Best of wishes for you ascent. Keep us posted.xox

Posted by: erinm on 2/14/2014 at 5:08 am

Glad to hear everyone is doing well. Please tell Jeff jeopardy had a candy crush category…and I crushed it!  Stay warm. Elaine

Posted by: Elaine on 2/13/2014 at 5:47 pm

I’m glad my dad, Frank Saunders is staying safe:)

Posted by: Erin Saunders on 2/13/2014 at 5:03 pm

Looks like Acongagua has almost as much snow as NYC.  The boys got their wish and had a snow day today, but went to Mommie’s office for free-pizza lunch.  Stay warm!

Posted by: Julian on 2/13/2014 at 1:26 pm

~Looks like you and the team could use some more Herba Mate’ with your soup mister sauderstein!! Stay warm and enjoy every day of your climb babe!! The photos really are amazingly beautiful!! Sending ya Love hugs and Love kisses one day in advance FFS!~

Posted by: sweetheart :) on 2/13/2014 at 1:09 pm

Glad you’re safe and snugg at Camp Two!  Hope the storm clears and the weather becomes your friend!  Climb Strong Dad (Bob) and team!

Posted by: Mandy on 2/13/2014 at 12:49 pm

Thanks for the update and photo! Glad to hear you’re nestled in.
Best of luck with the weather and waiting and lots of Love-

Posted by: Barbara on 2/13/2014 at 11:42 am

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