Sebastian called, and speaking with a raspy voice, related the long night of climbing on Chimborazo. The team has been bothered by stomach and respiratory challenges, but yesterday evening looked clear, so they went to bed early in order to head out for the summit before midnight. En route, two of the team were feeling…Details
The team spent the day at Low Camp, reviewing some skills that they’ll need to employ as they head high tomorrow, and letting their bodies acclimatize to the thinning air of over 3000 meters. Tomorrow will be a big day, and the team will climb over 2000 feet up the steepest terrain of the route. …Details
The team is at the Whymper Hut on the flank of Chimborazo. The weather is clear and they are excited to attempt the summit tonight! Here is Seba, calling in from the hut: recording At 20,564′ (6268m), Chimborazo was long thought to be the highest peak on the planet. The summit is actually the…Details
The team wasted no time to move up glacier and set up camp at what is known as “Low Camp.” They hiked up the Branscomb Glacier and set up their tents at just about 10,000′ (3050m) below the steep slope that will take them to their next camp on Mount Vinson. They had a clear…Details
Chris Jentz called in the report tonight with the good news that the team was able to take advantage of a break in the weather, and they are now at Vinson Base Camp. They arrived at Base Camp quite early this morning, spent about an hour setting up camp, and then got some shut eye.…Details
The December 4th Vinson team is holding steady at Union Glacier Camp. Low clouds and a forecast of snow have prevented our air services provider from flying the team to Vinson Base Camp. The team is using their time at Union Glacier to learn more about Emperor Penguins, and they plan to go ice climbing…
Team Ecuador began their summit attempt at 10:30 last night, making their way in the darkness up Volcan Cayambe. The team climbed through the night, and got very close to the summit, but the weather was fierce with windy conditions and snow and they made the decision to turn back. They are currently resting and…
Seba called in to report that the team is resting at the Bergé-Ruales-Oleas Refuge (4.600 m/15,092 ft), on the western flanks of Volcan Cayambe, before they start their summit attempt of Cayambe. The plan is for the team to wake up and get going at 10 PM tonight. It’s snowing, so they will be monitoring…
The team called in from their camp on the Union Glacier where they landed yesterday after flying in from Chile. They are waiting now to fly to the Vinson Base Camp and will be on the ski planes as soon as the clouds lift.
Here’s the call from the team in Antarctica.