I spoke to both Allen and Nick yesterday, and they reported that the team made good time to Casa Piedra, “stone house,” the team’s second approach camp. Nick mentioned that it was a particularly windy day, but everyone is doing great and feeling good. Today the team plans to depart Casa Piedra, cross the Vacas…Details
Jacob called a little bit ago to let us know that everyone is back at High Camp, safe and sound. The team will rest, hydrate, and refuel for the journey back to Vinson Base Camp. Again, great work, team! And another special congratulations, this time to climber Bill Cole, who has reached the summit of…Details
Our fourth and final Mount Vinson expedition of the season is assembling in Punta Arenas, Chile, finalizing their preparations for an attempt to climb the highest peak in Antarctica. Jim Holliday has made the long journey from Pittsburgh, PA. Ariana Myers and Chuck Nuzum are making their way from California. Our good friend Dan Elsberg…Details
Today the team made its way up the Vacas Valley to camp at Pampa de Lenas, located at approximately 9,000 ft. The team followed the Vacas river for about four hours before reaching camp. Nick reports good weather (hot! 80 F) and good company! The team is in for a treat tonight for dinner. The…Details
The team’s perseverance paid off, and just a few minutes ago they stood on top of Mount Vinson, the highest peak in Antarctica. It sounds like the weather is holding steady, clear with a bit of wind. It was an especially sweet moment for the team because they enjoyed the summit all to themselves. A…Details
The January 5th Aconcagua team enjoyed a nice dinner al fresco last night in the beautiful little town of Mendoza, Argentina. Argentina is known for it’s succulent beef and big red wines, and the restaurants in Mendoza do not dissapoint. Looks like the team building has already begun! Today the team will secure climbing permits,…
Jacob called with another update on the team. Everyone is back at High Camp, safe and sound. With a mind to “safety first”, Jacob turned the team around a couple hours into the summit attempt due to low visibility and deteriorating weather. The plan is to give it another shot, tomorrow.