Tag: Aconcagua

Aconcagua Team “Slow as Mulasses” Braves the Storm!

Hola friends, family and loved ones, Today was our first real test of our fortitude. We made another carry of food and fuel to camp one. However, this time it was quite a bit different. A big storm front has … Continue reading

Aconcagua Team Ramrod – Summit Summary


Aconcagua Team Mulasses at Plaza de Mulas Base Camp!

Hola friends, family and loved ones! The last few days have been delightful with this great team. Right from the git go crossing the Rio Horcones with Aconcagua in the background we have been blessed. Then there was the visit … Continue reading

Aconcagua 2/3 Team now known as Team Molasses


Aconcagua 2/3 Team – The Adventure Begins!

Hola friends, family and loved ones, After a sumptuous breakfast we loaded our mother ship of a bus 🚌 and drove to the Andes. However the mother ship’s transmission went out while pulling a big hill! Ah, you gotta love … Continue reading

Aconcagua Team Ramrod – Carry to Camp 2 in Style!


Aconcagua 2/3 Team Assembles in Mendoza

Hola friends, family and loved ones, Carolina and Vern Tejas here commencing our daily blog cast of the ultimate Alpine Ascents climb of the highest mountain in South America, Aconcagua, the Stone Sentinel. We are real happy that everyone’s gear … Continue reading

Aconcagua Team Ramrod Parts with Basecamp Comforts


Aconcagua @TheRealJohnMule – Off the Mountain!

Hi all,
We made the long trek out from basecamp today, about 30km. Besides some raw toes everyone is in good spirits and enjoying libations. We plan our return to mendoza tomorrow.

Aconcagua Team Ramrod – Carry to Camp 1



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    An ice axe is a critical piece of mountain equipment. Not only does it need to be suited for the terrain you will be encountering on a given peak, but it also needs to be sized correctly. As with most gear, the array of choices can be overwhelming, so we are going to break down […]

  • Two silhouettes clink beverages in the early morning in view of the Andes Mountains.

    Expedition Mindset: When “Showing Up” Means More than Physically Arriving

    The anticipation and physical preparation have been exhausting. The iron has been pumped. You have been ripping up stair sets for breakfast. Every precious ounce of your kit is honed. But have you stretched your expedition mindset? An expedition is much more than the physical climb of a single mountain. For several weeks you will […]

  • Tents near Denali Base Camp.

    What to Expect: Denali Expeditions

    In this series, we break down what to expect at the start of our expeditions. Where will you stay? Are there any tips or tricks to make the trip begin more smoothly? Though a Denali expedition can last 20+ days, the first two days can set the tone for the rest of the journey. While […]

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