Friday, March 13 2009
IMG Himalayan Director Eric Simonson and IMG Guides Mark Tucker (Everest), Mike Hamill (Everest), and Greg Vernovage (Cho Oyu) packed some last minute expedition food and snacks yesterday. After a huge shopping trip to Costco, they spent the rest of the day removing all the extra cardboard and packaging just to repack everything into easy to carry yak loads.
Now the food duffels are all ready to send to the airport and ship to Nepal. Once in Nepal they’ll be sent to Shyangboche by helicopter and put straight on the yaks… then it’s off to Base Camp!
Top Left: Mark Tucker packing for yet another Everest Expedition. Mark is a seasoned veteran of our Everest Expeditions, and a well known face at EBC. He is often called the “Mayor of Base Camp”.
Top Right: Greg Vernovage (left) will be leading our Cho Oyu team this Spring. And Mike Hamill (right) is heading back to Everest for the second straight year. Mike is a seasoned international climber having spent over 200 days outside of the US last year.
Bottom Left: IMG Partner and Himalayan Director Eric Simonson and daughter Audrey with the van all loaded up.
Bottom Right: A yak (unnamed).