Atanas and Lloyd called in from Low Camp at Antarctica, following a day of reviewing skills and giving their bodies some time to acclimatize to the thinner air of 10,000′. They climbed up the fixed lines that lead up to the next camp, some 2,500′ above, which gave them the opportunity to work on techniques…Details
The team of Rene, Nigel, and Fermin moved up to the tent city of the Plaza Argentina basecamp today! It’s was a nice day, with some winds and now a bit of snow developing this afternoon. They are enjoying the good food, comfortable dining tent, and looking forward to taking a rest day tomorrow! Here’s…Details
Lloyd called in, but unfortunately, the low flying satellites at 78 degrees south latitude dropped his call much too soon… The team packed up and hiked for about 5.5 hours to arrive at Low Camp, the first of two they will employ whilst climbing Mount Vinson. The team just finished dinner about 30 minutes ago…Details
Rene called in a very nice post from the second camp on the approach to Aconcagua. Casa de Piedra is so named for a stone shelter that was built decades ago alongside a monstrous boulder, as the name so aptly translates to: “House of Stone.” Today’s hike took the team to an elevation of about…Details
Yesterday, after a short drive to the trail head, the team set out from the mouth of the Vacas Valley. The team hiked approximately six hours through a desert valley (reminiscent of parts of the Grand Canyon) to “Pampas de Lenas,” the first camp on the approach, located at about 9,000 ft (2750 m). Nigel,…Details
As the days grow shorter in the northern hemisphere, why not chase the sun and head south?!? Mountain Trip guide Fermin Avila and Nigel & Rene Cleaver are headed to the western edge of Argentina to attempt to climb the highest peak in all of the Americas, Cerro Aconcagua. Rising to almost 7000 meters, this…Details
Guide Jacob Schmitz called to report that Atanas and Lloyd have arrived at Union Glacier. The plan is to fly to Vinson Base Camp tonight, weather permitting.
Jacob called in to report that the team arrived safe and sound at Vinson Base Camp. It’s a beautiful 40 minute flight from Union Glacier to Base Camp, and it sounds like the weather was perfect for the short flight. The team set up camp and they will spend the remainder of the day resting…
Our guide Pablo sent the photo below of Seba, Helmut and Pablo on the summit of Cotopaxi. Great job guys!
Jacob just called to let everyone know that the team is back at camp, settling in for the night. Sounds like they are going to have some hot drinks and a bite to eat, then hit the sack. The plan is to head back to base camp tomorrow, and hopefully fly to Union Glacier tomorrow…