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Aconcagua Expedition: King & Team Make a Carry to Camp 2

The sun hit camp around 7:20 am and the Team got a slow roll to the day. We ate a delicious egg and potato scramble before packing up our cache items. The calm and warm morning facilitated getting out of camp by 10:30. The terrain between the two camps is comprised of three traverses to gain the 1,600’ elevation gain. Between the first and second traverse is the Ameghino Col which provides a sprawling view of the Andes with several glaciated and snow covered peaks. It’s likely the most scenic and photographed part of the climb.

We were in Camp 2 at 18,000’ in just under three hours with about 45 minutes to relax and gather our cached items. A cache for those who don’t know is where a climbing team will bury their gear, food and fuel so weather, winds and birds can’t get to it. In our situation we cover our cache with rocks. The Team performed well and descended back to Camp 1 for some well deserved rest in warm tents, gently swaying in a light breeze.

There are reports of increasing wind starting on the 24th and lasting for 3-4 days. If we are all feeling good in the morning, we will move our camp to 18,000’ for the storm and batten down the tents for Christmas and a few rest days.

Thanks for following along, the Team sends it’s love to the family and friends back home.

RMI Guide Mike King

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Comments (8)

Merry Christmas Mom!

Posted by: Tom Kudla on

Merry Christmas and a happy new year! You’re strong and healthy and I know you can do it. Lots of love and hugs. Miss you and happy you are having a great time

Judy Doles

Posted by: Judy Doles on

You all are some badass people. Have a safe and merry Christmas! I love you mom!(Patty Kudla) We’re thinking of you and wishing you all the best on the tallest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere! Go get em slugger

Posted by: Ben Kudla on

Merry Christmas Patty!!! Your Christmas Eve experience must be incredible. I miss you very much but know you must be having an awesome time! All good here. Will fill everyone in on your adventure.

I love you!

John

Posted by: John Kudla on

Gloria! What an exciting way to celebrate Christmas.
Be safe and enjoy the view.
Love
Mary Ann, Peter and Grace

Posted by: Mary Ann on

Merry Christmas! Stay safe and warm!

Posted by: Jessica Lords on

Merry Christmas, all! Have a safe day and we’ll be thinking of you and being jealous of the climb! Cheers to Rebecca and Scott!

- Jen and Mark

Posted by: Jen Becker on

Merry Christmas to the team. Hope you can stay warm and merry.
Love to you Glo!

Mom

Posted by: Michelle on

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