Vinson Team in Antarctica

The first Mountain Trip Vinson expedition of the 2015/16 season is underway as the team flew to Antarctica this afternoon.  They flew from Punta Arenas, Chile down to the big Antarctic base at Union Glacier where the Illyushin jet landed them on the blue ice runway.  This is always a challenging flight as the weather…


Aconcagua Team Carried to Camp 1

Jack Strickland called in after a tough day, battling wind and snow to carry loads up to 16,400′! There is a LOT of snow on Aconcagua at the moment, which is somewhat unusual for this time of year.  The team shouldered their packs after a hearty breakfast at the Plaza Argentina Base Camp and started…


Ecuador Team Summits Cayambe!

The Ecuador team summited Cayambe early this morning!  Cayambe is a beautiful (5.790 m/18,996 ft) peak in the Northern Ecuadorian Andes.  They awoke early and left the hut in the dark climbing by headlamp this morning.  We’ll post an audio dispatch when they check in this evening!

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