Trip Reports

Team J.Y. AT CASA PIEDRA

Guide Jacob Schmitz called in to give the report on the team’s progress. In a nutshell, the team continued their hike up the Vacas Valley to camp at Casa Piedra, or “stone house.”  Tomorrow they will take a big westerly turn and continue up the Relinchos Valley. Everyone is doing well and the team sends…

Aconcagua Season Begins!

As the days grow shorter in the northern hemisphere, why not chase the sun and head south?!?  J. Y. Jones and Mountain Trip guide Jacob Schmitz 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 peak…

2013 Elbrus Climb Wrap-up

Hello and thank you for following the 2013 Mountain Trip Mount Elbrus expedition. Earlier today we all drove from Azau to Min Vody for our flights to Moscow, with the exception of Jung Mi and Masako, who flew on to St Petersburg. I’m looking forward to spending one or two more days in Russia exploring…

Elbrus Summit!!!

The team had a beautiful day as they climbed to the highest point in Europe!  After patiently waiting for good weather, the entire team departed the Barrels Huts in the wee hours of the morning and climbed up to the summit of Elbrus, at 18,510 feet above the sea. Everyone did great and they are…

Weather Day at the Barrels Hut

Jacob called in today to report that the team remains at the Barrels Hut, safe and sound and doing well, while the weather kicks up outside. It snowed over 12″ last night and the winds have been significant, so the team is staying put. Based on the weather forecast for the next few days, Jacob…