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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