December 4 Vinson Team – weather hold until tomorrow

Well, the flight service has told the team that they won’t fly until tomorrow morning, at the earliest.  The winds down on the Union Glacier are still too high to land the Ilushyn aircraft.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed that they can all fly tomorrow!

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Ecuador Volcanoes Expedition

Alillachu kapangui jintikuna! Quechua for “Howdy friends!” Ecuador is a wonderful country to visit, with a rich cultural history and diversity.  The geography is stunning and very complex for such a small country.  Beautiful beaches are lapped by waves to the west, with two chains of 400-600m peaks rising just a short distance from the…

Jacob Checks In From Punta Arenas

Hola everyone! Welcome to first of our four Mountain Trip Mount Vinson Expeditions for the 2014-15 climbing season! I’ve been in Punta Arenas, Chile for the last few days preparing for a season guiding the highest peak in Antarctica, Mount Vinson. The first team has arrived with all of their bags and we are all…

Welcome To Punta Arenas, Chile!!

The team has all arrived, along with all of their bags!  This is an auspicious start for what we hope will be an exciting adventure!

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Carstensz Team is Back in Nabire

Scott called in a very happy post from the warmth of Nabire!  This was Scott’s 7th ascent of the peak (and his 7th rotation of the SEVEN SUMMITS!), and his excitement about our new access to the mountain comes through in his post. Reliable access to Carstensz has been the proverbial Holy Grail for climbers…