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Camp One -16,600 ft – Aconcagua
Posted on January 13, 2009

Dave Hahn reporting. No big parties last night; all was quiet at Basecamp until the morning helicopter began what seems to be its morning workout at 7 a.m., just before the sun hit.

Carry to Camp One – Aconcagua
Posted on January 12, 2009

Dave Hahn reporting. The clouds cleared with sunset last night, but enough of them stuck around to make the moonrise spectacular through bright pillows of distant cumulus with lightning bolts adding to the show.

Basecamp – Aconcagua
Posted on January 11, 2009

Dave Hahn reporting. Today was our planned rest day. All is well and all are feeling good. We enjoyed a calm night with a huge moon that kept Jake Norton out snapping pictures until quite late.

Day Two – Aconcagua
Posted on January 9, 2009

We had a little weather last night with snow a few thousand feet above us. It was a pleasant suprise this morning as we woke up to clear and beautiful skies.


Day One – Aconcagua
Posted on January 8, 2009

By Dave Hahn Greetings from the Relincho Valley, Camp One on the trail into Aconcagua. This is the January Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. expedition attempting to climb the “False Polish Glacier.”