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Aconcagua: Smith & Team Enjoy Last Rest Day at Basecamp

Relax and chill! Today's main goal was resting the body for tomorrow's move to Camp 1. The team enjoyed warm naps in the tents (maybe a little too warm at times), reading books, playing cards, listening to music, and watching Netflix. The winds stayed calm all day which was a nice change from the rather windy days we have had. A highlight of the day was most certainly the dessert at dinner, a slice of cake. The flavor could not be pinpointed but is guessed at possibly lemon, coconut. Regardless of the actual flavor it was delightful. Tomorrow we leave Basecamp and the delicious dinners and desserts we have been enjoying, along with all the amenities. We will trade our plastic chairs and tables for rocks and dirt. But it also means that we are moving higher up the mountain and are that much closer to our goal.

Talk to you from our new camp tomorrow,
RMI Guide Hannah Smith and team

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Comments (6)

Hi Tim,

Thank you Hannah for the thorough, well written, updates. It’s been interesting and fun following the team. Sounds like everyone is healthy, and ready for the challenging days ahead!

Miss you Mountain Man, and think of you daily! Cheered, unsuccessfully, for your Seahawks.

Congrats on your great progress! One foot in front of the other.

Diane

Posted by: Diane Rollo on

Hi Sue!

Don’t forget yoga at camp one!  Remember the chair getting broke!  Don’t forget the happy surprise of the porters at camp 2.. the crazy great views!  You’ll do great!  Have fun.. we are so gonna celebrate in Ouray!

Posted by: Rhonda McCormick on

Good morning, Tim.

We woke up this morning to an arctic inch of snow! Whoa! More to come today.  Steven’s Pass is closed indefinitely because of the snow conditions up there. The skiers and the PUD are ecstatic!

It looks like YOUR wonderland walk is going to be spectacular.  We have been thinking of you everyday since you left town, so you have a pack full of well wishing and support to add to your winged feet as you start the climb today.  You are an inspiration on so many fronts.

Love,
Irene

Posted by: Irene Simpson on

Hi Tim,
We just returned from Winthrop with limited internet access, so this is our first chance to check in with you. Sounds like we returned home just in time for you to be heading out on the real mountaineering phase of your adventure. Know that we are thinking of you and sending positive energy for a safe and successful climb ( actually, the fact that you are doing this climb makes it a success already! ).

Dick

Posted by: Dick Simpson on

Hi Scott !  Finally got on the site and have been following your group. Enjoy reading about your day while I have my morning coffee. Stay safe and warm and enjoy your climb.  We are all following your group.

Posted by: Rebecca Shindler on

Hi dad!

Here we’ve been all concerned that you’ll be malnourished and wasted away (moreso me, not Chris) but little did we know that you would be “glamping” ;) Glad to hear you guys had a well earned and deserved rest day. Sounds like it was full of nutritious food to fuel you guys for the next leg of your journey.  Sending all our prayers and love.

Love and God Bless,
Chris, Bo, and Carlton

P.S. Seasquawks are out. . . Whomp whomp whomp :(

Posted by: ChrisBoCarlton on

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