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Aconcagua: Cifelli & Team Prepare to Move to Camp 2

Here we are, day eleven,

Out on the trail, it is only seven.

This morning brought us cans of spam,

Full of that, I’m sure I am.

 

Uphill we went to carry more,

Full of jokes and riddles galore.

If you think we're done, you're sorely mistaken,

But there's a mountain to climb and we won't be shaken.

 

1 bag, 2 bag, 3 bag, blue,

No matter the location, we'll have a view.

We start to feel lost without Dulce de Leche,

Alas, we’ll be fine, as this is our heyday.

 

Tomorrow, we move, up and up,

Did I remember to put enough coffee in my cup?

On to camp 2, we hear it has Wi-Fi,

No matter, we say, because we have bigger fish to fry.

 

RMI Guide Ben Luedtke


Comments (3)

A true renaissance man! What can’t he do?! Thanks for the giggle with the blue bag reference. Keep crushing it out there, brother!

Posted by: Bill Thiel on

Was this also a haiku?  I lost syllable count. Amazing you all are at 16,200 with camp established.  The first Polish explorers across this vast glacier definitely didn’t have wi-fi, but they definitely had the same enthusiastic spirit for adventure as your team does.

Posted by: Ed DaPra on

As soon as I started to read this I knew it was you Ben. You are all such troopers. We are enjoying the pictures and the stories. Keep up the positive attitudes and be safe. I am so proud of you Ben!

Posted by: Karen Luedtke on

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