January 16, 2011
Phil called in early this morning to report that he and his team have been enjoying beautiful weather and, after a private breakfast at La Matilde. were off to climb Pasachoa on one of their acclimatization hikes. After their hike, they’ll head to Hacienda Tierra del Volcan (12,000ft) where they’ll sleep before a training day on Cotopaxi tomorrow.
Eben called in from Plaza Argentina to report that all is well. They enjoyed a rest day yesterday but didn’t get much sleep last night as a wind storm came through camp forcing everybody out of their tents to secure their camp. No issues, just a few hours sleep they missed. The team carried to C1 (14,500) today and will move up tomorrow. (Follow their progress here)
Mike Hamill and our last Vinson team continues to hang tight in Punta Arenas (0ft) as they wait for the repairs to the IL76. They’ve waited this long, so at this point what’s a couple more days?