January 6, 2011
Spoke with Greg Vernovage last evening after the team had returned from a great summit day. 100% on top. That makes 14 IMG customers with 4 IMG guides who have summited Vinson so far this season. We couldn’t be happier for them. And to top it off, it was pretty much a perfect weather day. Now, that’s either good planning or a lot of luck. Truth is that it’s probably a bit of both. Regardless, results speak for themselves.
Today the team heads to Vinson base camp. Flights back to the Union Glacier and then on to Punta Arenas, Chile will likely be in a couple of days. The tentative fly day for the IL76 is January 10th. Who knows, maybe they get a bit more luck and get out earlier. Regardless, not hard sitting either at VBC or the Union Glacier with the summit in hand.
Senior Guide, Mike Hamill, is now on deck with the final IMG group for the season. Mike returns to the Ice almost annually to lead a group of IMG climbers up Vinson. We’ll keep you posted on their progress.