Trip Reports

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…

CARSTENSZ SUMMIT!!!!

Our Carstensz Pyramid team reached the summit of the most elusive of the famed Seven Summits! The route to the summit is a combination of rock climbing and exposed scrambling, with some higher forms of roped trickery required along the way.  From the team’s camp in the Yellow Valley, right at the base of the…