Rene called in a very nice post from the second camp on the approach to Aconcagua. Casa de Piedra is so named for a stone shelter that was built decades ago alongside a monstrous boulder, as the name so aptly translates to: “House of Stone.” Today’s hike took the team to an elevation of about…Details
Yesterday, after a short drive to the trail head, the team set out from the mouth of the Vacas Valley. The team hiked approximately six hours through a desert valley (reminiscent of parts of the Grand Canyon) to “Pampas de Lenas,” the first camp on the approach, located at about 9,000 ft (2750 m). Nigel,…Details
As the days grow shorter in the northern hemisphere, why not chase the sun and head south?!? Mountain Trip guide Fermin Avila and Nigel & Rene Cleaver 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…Details
Guide Jacob Schmitz called to report that Atanas and Lloyd have arrived at Union Glacier. The plan is to fly to Vinson Base Camp tonight, weather permitting.
Jacob called in to report that the team arrived safe and sound at Vinson Base Camp. It’s a beautiful 40 minute flight from Union Glacier to Base Camp, and it sounds like the weather was perfect for the short flight. The team set up camp and they will spend the remainder of the day resting…
Our guide Pablo sent the photo below of Seba, Helmut and Pablo on the summit of Cotopaxi. Great job guys!
Jacob just called to let everyone know that the team is back at camp, settling in for the night. Sounds like they are going to have some hot drinks and a bite to eat, then hit the sack. The plan is to head back to base camp tomorrow, and hopefully fly to Union Glacier tomorrow…
The team is on the summit! Congratulations to Chris, Tashi, and Nungshi for reaching the summit of Mount Vinson. Jacob reports that it’s a beautiful day—-clear and calm—-and the the team is enjoying beautiful views. Great work, team!
Here’s Jacob, Chris, Tashi & Nungshi:
Guide Jacob Schmitz just called to report that the team is making good time and moving well, and they are approximately 3 hours from the summit. They are enjoying great weather conditions, it’s a clear day with only a slight breeze, and it sounds like the views are fantastic. Jacob plans to check in again,…