Trip Reports

Lux Adventures Vinson Team is On The Ice!

Lloyd Charton called in from Antarctica!  He and Tom arrived yesterday and are at Vinson Base Camp. Unfortunately, the satellite phone call was pretty garbled and then cut off, so it’s a bit hard to understand.  It sounds like they are about to hike up the Branscomb Glacier to the first of two camps that…

Aconcagua Team at High Camp!

Lorenz called in from high camp today!  The satellite phone call is very garbled, but we’ll include the link for you anyhow.  They moved up in nice weather today and are preparing to leave for the summit early tomorrow morning.  Weather forecast is looking good and it sounds like a few teams have been trying…

Aconcagua Team – Tough Move to Camp 2

Lorenz called in from Camp 2 at 18,000 ‘ (5500m) this afternoon.  The move up to what is often called “Chopper Camp” was very challenging today, as they had to break trail through knee deep snow all the way.  Breaking trail at over 17,000′ is HARD!!  Strong work guys! The plan is to make a…

Aconcagua Team is at Camp 2

Today, amidst deep snow, the team pushed up to 18,000′ in very difficult conditions.  It was an extremely challenging day, with the team first needing to dig their tents out of the thigh deep snow and then break trail uphill for hours, “post holing” with each step. In a phone call to our office this…