Entries By zeb blais
January 8, 2015
Hi, This is Zeb Blais checking in from Camp 1 on Aconcagua. Yesterday we spent our day hunkered down from the winds. It was a rest day and we ended up gong for a short walk to stretch our legs, other than that we were hiding out from the wind.
January 8, 2015 11:24am PST - Zeb Phoned the RMI Office
All is well at Camp 1, the team will be taking another weather day today as the wind did not die out until later in the day, and then it was too late to make the move to Camp 2. The forecast looks good for a move to Camp 2 tomorrow, so that is the plan. All is well and everyone is happy and healthy.
RMI Guide Zeb Blais & Team
Zeb Blais checking in from Camp 1 on Aconcagua.
January 6, 2015
This is Mike with the Aconcagua team. We had a windy day on our carry to Camp 2 today at 18,000ft. We got a late start hoping the winds would die down, but they never really did. We got a little new snow, the wind was blowing in our faces most of the morning. The team did really well. We are looking forward to enjoying a rest day tomorrow. We’ll be tuning in with more information to come. Thanks guys.
RMI Guide Mike King calls after their carry to Camp 2.
On The Map
Hola, Stephen, Julain, and Team! STEEP terrain, by the looks of your photos - hard climbing, especially into the wind - WELL DONE!! Stay warm, hydrated, and well fuelled. Best wishes for calmer, sunny days ahead. Love, Barry and Lynne
Posted by: Barry & Lynne Wright on 1/6/2015 at 6:35 pm
January 5, 2015
This is Zeb Blais and team checking in from 16,200ft at Camp 1 Aconcagua. Today our team left Basecamp and all the creature comforts there in and moved up on the mountain. Now we have all our supplies with us and will only move up hill from here. Our team is strong and psyched to do a carry to Camp 2 tomorrow. We will check in as soon as we are back to Camp 1.
RMI Guide Zeb Blais calls in from Camp 1.
On The Map
January 4, 2015
Today was a day of feasting and resting. After yesterday’s carry, Mike King, the master chef, started us off with a great breakfast of scrambled eggs and bacon. Then we went for a a brief walk down the Relinchos Valley to stretch our legs a bit. Upon our return to camp, we relaxed reading books and hanging out. To be followed by a delicious lunch of quesadillas and grilled cheese sandwiches. We’re making our preparations for tomorrow’s move to Camp 1 and we’re looking forward to our last dinner at Basecamp for a while. Signing out for now.
RMI Guide Zeb Blais and team
RMI Guide Zeb Blais calls in from Aconcagua Basecamp.
January 3, 2015
This is Zeb Blais checking in from Plaza Argentina. Today, our team made our first carry to Camp One. Our team did great under some big loads, carrying supplies and gear for the upper mountain… [transmission lost]
On The Map
January 2, 2015
Greetings from a well rested team.
Today was our first rest day at Plaza Argentina on the Aconcagua 3 Trip. The team is doing great. We went for a brief walk to assist in acclimatization and have spent the rest of the day sorting gear and preparing for our carry tomorrow. We will check back in after our carry to Camp 1.
RMI Guide Zeb Blais checks in from Plaza Argentina.
On The Map
January 1, 2015
This is Zeb checking in from Plaza Argentina, Aconcagua Basecamp. We arrived today after trekking up from Casa de Piedra. We had a great New Year’s last night where we celebrated with an asado and some nice bubbly. Today’s hike went really well and everyone is in camp resting and feeling good. We have a full day of rest tomorrow and then we plan on carrying to Camp 1. We’ll check in again soon. Thanks for following.
RMI Guide Zeb Blais calls in from Plaza Argentina.
On The Map
Yay Cheryl! In in Indiana, don’t be jealous! :)
Posted by: Erin Alexander on 1/3/2015 at 3:56 pm
December 31, 2014
We had a windy day getting into our second camp of the 3 day trek to Base Camp. The colors and terrain of the upper Vacas Valley really stood out. The team put up tents in 30+ mph winds, which will prepare them for higher camps. We’re fixing to have a big meal to celebrate the new year tonight and are thinking of family and friends. We will get an early start in the morning so we arrive at Plaza Argentina and can relax after three hot and windy days.
Thanks for following along.
RMI Guide Zeb Blais and Team
Happy New Year to Cheryl and the team.
Posted by: Jo on 1/1/2015 at 4:25 pm
Happy New Year!! Julian & Stephen from the party here at our house Karen, Mark, Kim, Sona, Vijay, Stephan ++ We had fireworks and champagne on the patio with kiddies too. We miss you both lots.
Posted by: Karen on 1/1/2015 at 12:23 am
December 30, 2014
Hey, this is Zeb, Mike and Alex checking in with our Aconcagua trip. We are at Pampas de Las Lenas. We have had a great day. Our team is looking really strong. Everybody’s in good spirits. We set up our tents and we’re about to enjoy a steak asado with the herreros. We’re doing well and we are headed up the valley. We’ll check back in soon.
RMI Guide Zeb Blais calls in from Pampas de Las Lenas.
On The Map
Equipo Hailes Feliz Ano Nuevo!!
Team Icahn a.k.a. the “belly of the beast” wishes Viv a happy and safe New Year
I wish I was there but gave away my training boots a.k.a. sneakers many years ago
Posted by: Bob on 12/31/2014 at 4:22 am
December 29, 2014
Our first day went off without a hitch. Our logistics and prep was capped off by dinner at the always impressive La Marchigiana.
The team is doing well and we’re set to head off to Penitentes soon. We’ll check in when we can!
RMI Guides Zeb Blais, Mike King and Alex Barber
Tell Cheryl I’m tracking her on the Spot and that Danny says “Yay Danny!” Love the blog/progress report!!
Posted by: Erin Alexander on 12/30/2014 at 2:44 pm
No bettah than Blaise.
Posted by: KIPPLES on 12/29/2014 at 11:11 pm