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February 4, 2016

Aconcagua

Aconcagua: Justman & Team Carry to Camp 1

Booted up and ready to go! So says Team Aconcagua. Actually, our boots are already off! We just returned to base camp after a successful, secret, covert operation aptly named, “Carry to Camp One”.

The team did great and how couldn’t they? We were blessed with sunny skies and calm winds! An absolutely gorgeous day to acclimatize to 16,400 feet. We are now snacking on cucumber/tomato/avocado salad and sipping cokes, Tour de France style!

Everyone here says hello to family and friends. Tomorrow we will take a well deserved rest day to maximize the recovery benefits of base camp before we are moving on up to the big leagues!

RMI Guides JJ Justman and JM Gorum

On The Map

Waltz ! Enjoy your last rest day and get ready to conquer that mountain ! We didn’t win power ball either !

Posted by: Bernie on 2/4/2016 at 6:51 pm

I can only imagine all the hard work and planning that has gone into a trip like this.  You all should be proud.  Great accomplishments from hard working young men and women.

Posted by: Sandra Blake on 2/4/2016 at 12:23 pm


February 4, 2016

Kilimanjaro Climb & Safari

Kilimanjaro: Seth Waterfall & Team Spend a Beautiful Day in Tarangire National Park

Hey there. This is Seth calling in from Kikoti Camp way on the far side of Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. We are on the last part of our trip here. Today on safari was great with lots of elephants very close to the car and plenty of other stuff to see in Tarangire. Weather was really clear today. No rain insight for us that’s for sure. About 90 degrees in Tarangire and totally clear skies almost all day long. We’re going to all meet up for dinner around 7:00 for our first evening celebration as a team. Tomorrow we’ll get up fairly early to head back into the city of Arusha back to the Dik Dik Hotel. We’ll have one more dinner together tomorrow night before we all head to the airport to be on the same flight out on KLM at about 10:00 tomorrow night. Closing in our last day of the trip. It’s been great. Not sure if everybody wants to leave but we are getting back to the USA. I’ll check in when we are heading out to the airport from the Dik Dik Hotel.

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall


RMI Guide Seth Waterfall calls in from Kikoti Camp, Tarangire National Park.


February 3, 2016

Aconcagua

Aconcagua: Justman & Team Rest at Base Camp

Another day in Paradise! The team is enjoying a sunny, glorious day in base camp. The great news is everyone woke up feeling good. It can be a difficult first night at 14,000 feet and the doctor here in camp even confirmed that everyone is marvelous during our medical check-up.

Today is a rest day. However, after a scrambled egg and veggie breakfast we all got busy organizing gear for tomorrow’s carry to Camp One. For now we are going to finish packing and I, personally, am going to start drinking one of the four 2-liter coca colas that I brought with me. All this organizing is making me thirsty!

RMI Guides JJ Justman and JM Gorum and team

On The Map

Hi there, Mike.  Wow, 60-mile an hour wind!  You guys are doing great with the good medical check-up results.  Mmmm!  Lunch sounded great: cucumber/tomato,avocado salad!  Happy climbing,  Mom and Dad

Posted by: Joan and Spence Vigneau on 2/5/2016 at 5:00 pm

Lookin forward to the summit pic Mike. You got this one. Slip in under the weather window like Everest,Kili,Whitney and longs. Good luck to you. Eric

Posted by: Eric on 2/4/2016 at 4:07 pm


February 3, 2016

Kilimanjaro Climb & Safari

Kilimanjaro: Waterfall & Team Encounter the Lions of Ngorongoro Crater

We are wrapping up day two of our safari and its been really great! We all got up early and were out the door just after 7 a.m. It was a quick drive to the entrance of Ngorongoro Conservation Area and after checking in with the rangers we made our way up to an overlook on the crater rim. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky so the view was amazing.

Before dropping to the bottom of the crater we stopped at a Maasai village where we were welcomed with a dance and a song and then took a tour of their boma (enclosed group of huts).

Once we got down to the crater floor things started a little slow but after an hour we spotted the first of five Rhinos. They were progressively closer to the road as we encountered them. The rhinos were great but we still hadn’t seen any lions. That changed rather quickly as the day continued. We spotted a lone female who was up and moving within 50 yards of the cars. Then we drive up on four other females lying in the road! As we pulled up one of them even moved under our car to get some shade. That’s about as close as you can get!

Everyone has amazing pictures and videos to take home now and we still have two more days of safari!

What will we see tomorrow? We’ll keep you posted.

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall and team

The lion went under the truck.

A video posted by Seth Waterfall (@sethwaterfall) on

 


February 2, 2016

Aconcagua

Aconcagua: Justman & Team Arrive at Plaza Argentina

Hello all,

We have just pulled in to Plaza Argentina, our base camp for the rest of the climb. The team did very well getting up here, and everyone is feeling great at almost 14,000 feet. We have enjoyed some tasty snacks, and are now kicking our feet back, listening to some Waylon Jennings, and soaking in the views. We have a much-deserved rest day tomorrow, and we’ll talk to you then.

RMI Guides JM Gorum and JJ Justman

On The Map

Greg

Get outta here guys…it’s getting bad up here.

That’s from Steve and I…mostly Steve lol. hope the climb is going well bro, be safe and have a great time!

Jon and Steve

Posted by: Jon on 2/5/2016 at 12:38 pm

Hi there, Mike,
  We’re following your blog.  It looks like it’s really cold and very windy there with gale force winds and above.  Take care and be safe. 
    Mom and Dad

Posted by: Joan and Spence Vigneau on 2/2/2016 at 5:23 pm


February 2, 2016

Kilimanjaro Climb & Safari

Kilimanjaro: Seth Waterfall & Team Begin Their Safari

Hello! We have started the safari with a real treat. After being in Lake Manyara National Park for about 20 minutes we had a herd of elephants walk right in between our two cars. Enjoy the close-up video below.

They are really amazing animals and our group was really happy to see the giant pachyderms up close. We’ll continue on our game drive for another hour or so before heading to the Plantation Lodge for the evening.

Tomorrow we will head to Ngorongoro Crater and visit a Maasai Village. I’ll check in again tomorrow.

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall

Pachyderms @rmiexpeditions @eddiebauer

A video posted by Seth Waterfall (@sethwaterfall) on


February 1, 2016

Aconcagua

Aconcagua: Justman & Team Trek into Casa de Piedra

Hello from Casa de Piedra at 11,000 feet. The team had another great day trekking under an Argentinian sky. Speaking of sky we have had a little bit of precipitation. The clouds engulfed Aconcagua so we were unable to get a glimpse of the mountain. Hopefully tomorrow! Everyone is feeling fantastic by the way. We send shouts out to family and friends. Tomorrow… Base Camp!

RMI Guides JJ Justman and JM Gorum

On The Map

JM : I am following your climb, enjoying the scenery. Enjoy, have fun and be safe.

Posted by: Floyd Tirey on 2/4/2016 at 12:14 pm

I expected the Rockies to be a little rockier than this…that John Denver is full of shit. Have a great time Greg…watch out for Bigfoot because I heard from a friend of mines dad that he lives there.

I miss you
Helen

Posted by: Helen Riddler on 2/3/2016 at 11:33 am


February 1, 2016

Kilimanjaro Climb & Safari

Kilimanjaro: Seth & Team Celebrate at the Dik Dik Hotel

Hello from the Dik Dik Hotel. We are all off the mountain and enjoying a fun evening recounting our adventure.
We awoke early this morning and were treated to a pancake breakfast with fresh fruit and coffee. After that we had a really fun closing ceremony with the Dik Dik staff.
There was a small matter of a three-hour hike to the park gate but it was enjoyable and there was no rain!
We were all pretty happy to get a hot shower after a week of camping and now everyone is looking forward to sleeping on a bed!
Tomorrow we start our safari at Lake Manyara and we will be staying at the Plantation Lodge. I’ll check in again from there.

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall


January 31, 2016

Kilimanjaro Climb & Safari

Kilimanjaro: Waterfall & Team Reach the Summit!

Hi this is Seth checking in from our last camp on Kilimanjaro. We are all down from the summit safe and sound.

We had a great climb that started off with a pretty good snow storm for Tanzania and ended with clear skies on top. Everyone made it to Uhuru Peak as well which was great. That makes 100% success for my two trips this season.

After the summit we had sunny skies back to high camp where we had a late breakfast and a brief rest. Following that we made our way down the notoriously steep Mweka descent trail to our final camp.

Of course we had a few rain showers get to us on the way down. That has just been the nature of Kili this season but we are all dry in our tents and planning on an early dinner.

Tomorrow we will head out in the morning and expect to be back at the Dik Dik hotel by early afternoon. Our safari starts the next morning!

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall


RMI Guide Seth Waterfall calls in from the summit of Kilimanjaro.

On The Map

Congratulations, Seth and climbers. Clean sweep to start the year!!  Have a great safari.

Posted by: Derek Fuller on 1/31/2016 at 10:46 am

Congrats team and Seth!

Posted by: Mike Riley on 1/31/2016 at 10:24 am


January 31, 2016

Aconcagua

Aconcagua: Justman & Team Begin Trek to Base Camp

Its about that time. Our Aconcagua team is ready to hit the trail. We have our duffel bags ready for the mules and light backpacks ready to be slung over our shoulders. Needless to say, the team is anxious to get moving. Tonight will bring us to Lenas camp where we will enjoy hanging out with the cowboys eating steak and sleeping under the stars.

RMI Guides JJ Justman and JM Gorum

On The Map

Greg and Jr. Looks amazing. Stay safe and have a great time. Your buddy Eric

Posted by: Eric Estebanez on 2/2/2016 at 6:00 pm

Gregory have fun!

Wishing everyone a safe and successful climb.
Josie (Gregory’s mom)

Posted by: Josie on 1/31/2016 at 7:11 pm

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