Our Vinson team flew off the Union Glacier late on the 29th and checked into the very nice Dreams Hotel in Punta Arenas. Yesterday morning, some of the climbers caught early flights home, however; most of the team remained and joined some other Vinson climbers for a celebratory dinner last night. Jacob Schmitz remained in…Details
Our team on Aconcagua made a carry today (Dec 30) up to high camp, so they now have plenty of food and fuel stockpiled at just about 20,000′. Everyone did well, but it is a tough day and they will undoubtedly enjoy relaxing for the rest of the afternoon back at Camp 2. An interesting…Details
Zach Johnson called in yesterday to bring us up to date on the progress of our December 19th Aconcagua team. They are going to make a carry up to high camp today, which means that they will pack some amount of their food and supplies up to the next camp, roughly 2,000 feet above. After…Details
Joe Butler just called in minutes ago. The team is all at Union Glacier, having descended from high camp yesterday to Vinson Base Camp, where they arrived to find an awaiting, ski-equipped Twin Otter airplane, unroped under its wing and stepped aboard! Apparently, the flight from Vinson Base Camp to Union Glacier was incredible, with…Details
I just got off the phone with a very happy Zach Jonhson, who was excited because of how well everyone on our Aconcagua team is moving up the mountain. The team made a carry of food and gear yesterday and made short work of the roughly 1,500′ elevation gain between camps. Today, they took a…Details
Our Aconcagua crew is doing great today back in Camp 1 after carrying a load of gear and food up to Camp 2 for an acclimatization hike. It was a beautiful day, with a bit of wind (pretty typical for the Andes). Shlomo made the call this afternoon, click and listen.
Jacob called to say they were all back to high camp for the night after what was a perfect summit day. They are brewing up hot drinks and soup, and getting ready for dinner. Tomorrow they’ll head on down to Camp 1 and continue on to base camp. Sounds like they are a pretty happy…
Our Aconcagua team enjoyed the last day of the luxury of base camp last night and moved on up to Camp 1 today at over 16,000 ft. They all did great today and are feeling good. This is usually one of the longer climbing days of the trip (until summit day) and they were up…