July 29, 2009 The team climbed yesterday as scheduled…. and made the summit! From the photos it looked like a beautiful morning to climb Mt. Rainier! They’ve probably already had some breakfast this morning and are well on their way back to the trailhead – arrival is usually around noon or 1pm. They’ll be picked […]
July 27, 2009 The Emmons team has moved to their second camp at Camp Schurman at 9500ft. They’ll try for the summit tonight and make their way back to this camp tomorrow morning…then make their way out to the trailhead on Thursday… Another look at the team… Photos by Greg Vernovage (cell phone).
July 27, 2009 Last night and early this morning IMG Guide Greg Vernovage emailed me some photos of their first camp… Not bad considering he’s on Mt. Rainier and taking these photos with his cell phone! Camp 1 before some digging… Inter Glacier on Mt. Rainier at roughly 8000ft A look at Camp 1 after […]
July 26, 2009 IMG Guide Greg Vernovage emailed me this photo last night to illustrate the size of the team he’ll be leading up Mt. Rainier this week via the Emmons Glacier…Greg’s a big boy coming in at well over 6ft… (6ft. 3in I think) so as you can imagine he’s usually the tall guy […]
July 19, 2009 Mt. Rainier DC Route – Early July IMG Guide Mike Haugen tracked his climb and overlayed it on google earth… Pretty cool! —- Tye Chapman Operations Manager
July 17, 2009 The season of summits continues on Mt. Rainier this week with a solid forecast… however it might get a little windy on the upper mountain over the weekend so we’ll see how our teams do. On the schedule these next few days will be a Kautz Climb, an Emmons Climb a Disappointment […]
July 10. 2009 Absence does make the heart grow fonder. Three years after my last Kilimanjaro expedition I returned with a fantastic group of IMG climbers to go to the top once more. The 3-year hiatus renewed my excitement in the mountains, wildlife, and people of Tanzania. The specialness of the region was more apparent […]
Read about IMG Guide Greg Vernovage in the August edition of Volleyball Magazine… yes that’s right Volleyball Magazine!
July 2, 2009 The summit season continues here at IMG! Lead Guide Justin Merle arrived here at HQ after having 100% of his team on top yesterday on the Kautz. The Ice Chute is in good shape and the team rolled back into camp at just over 13 hours on summit day – nice work […]
July 1, 2009 Lead Guide Mike Hamill and his team reached the summit of Denali yesterday and are already back in Talkeetna! 20+ hours of daylight tends to give climbers a bit of extra motivation to get downhill! I just spoke with IMG Guide Eben Reckord who summitted a few days ago with Phil – […]