January 19, 2011
IMG Guide Greg Vernovage called in this morning to report that he and the team are still hanging tight on the ice. They are bored, warm and well fed and ready to get home!
The latest update is that everyone is waiting on a part needed to repair the IL76. The part made it to Santiago and is now en route to Punta Arenas. Once the part arrives in Punta Arenas the technicians will need a few hours to repair the plane. As of right now ALE is anticipating flying on Friday.
Meanwhile, in Punta Areans IMG Guide Mike Hamill and his team are patiently waiting the part’s arrival as well so they can get to the ice and start climbing. Two teams with equal but opposite agendas.
Hopefully we have some good news on Friday!