Aconcagua: Justman & Team Decide to Wait a Day Before Summit Bid

Posted by: JJ Justman, Katrina Bloemsma | February 17, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 19,600'

Decisions, decisions! After some careful thought the team had decided to spend one more day at high camp before attempting the summit. We all had a tough day battling new snow and breaking trail to make it here. There’s no need to exhaust ourselves and ruin our chances at the summit. Tomorrow is supposed to be an even nicer day. And after a full day of eating, drinking and relaxing we all should be more recovered to give the summit our all.

RMI Guide JJ Justman

An RMI Team takes in the views from Aconcagua High Camp. Photo: RMI Collection

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So close, Rich! Hang in there! I hope the weather holds out and you all summit tomorrow! Love you very much and miss you! Will see you very soon!
Good luck to you and the team!
Love, Susie

Posted by: Susie on 2/18/2014 at 10:43 am

Good morning Brenda ( Sweetie Pie) :-) today is the big day to the summit team 7 goes!!  Have fun drink water .  The Jay an I are in LV with Travis he says hello all A’s eight classes!  Have fun today love you, Richie & Sea Jay. Xxxxxooooxx

Posted by: Rich larscheid on 2/18/2014 at 5:09 am

Rich, enjoy the climb…such beautiful pictures! Love Mom and Dad

Posted by: Bitsy Lewis on 2/18/2014 at 3:44 am

Big day tomorrow Frank the Tank! So excited for you! We’re following all the time!!! Bless you and your ascent tomorrow! Looks cozy up there and beautiful! Prayers your way! Love you dearly!

Posted by: Britain Lenz on 2/17/2014 at 5:30 pm

OK, getting ready, taking your time. Stay warm and well.

Posted by: Fred T on 2/17/2014 at 4:33 pm

Cannot wait to hear about tomorrow. Good luck everyone. Go Jeff go! And stay as warm as you can. Elaine

Posted by: Elaine on 2/17/2014 at 4:26 pm

Go, Brenda!  Remember, the proper pace is everything.  Keep hydrated!

Posted by: Peter KIRN on 2/17/2014 at 1:05 pm

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