So what do you do with 20 hours of daylight and literally nothing to do…well, you play volleyball and ping-pong of course. IMG Guide Aaron Mainer (who’s been on the ice since November by the way) won the first ever Union Glacier International Ping Pong Tournament besting over 30 competitors from all over the world. Our team has also participated in the first ever Union Glacier Olympic Games as well as a the Volleyball Tournament. We’re not sure how the volleyball tournament played out but we like our chances with Greg on the team…he did win a National Title at Pepperdine and played professionally in Europe. It looks like their flight from the ice will be weather delayed once again to Sunday or early next week. Sounds like they’re making the best of a difficult situation.
Phil called in this afternoon to check on the other IMG teams to his South, and to report more good weather as they ride the high from their recent summit of Cotopaxi. Today the team enjoyed some personal time to clean-up, tend to their gear and maybe crank out an email or two. Right now they’re currently at San Augustine enjoying a fantastic dinner featuring some authentic high Andean Incan cuisine.
Eben called in from C2 to report that they didn’t carry today, instead they hung tight at camp hoping to match their summit day with an anticipated weather window. Everybody is doing just fine – in fact they’re enjoying some fresh camp-made pizza! Eben mixed up some dough, Mike is tossing & forming the dough and Martin is tending to the stoves. Two pizzas each – proper fuel for their carry to High Camp Tomorrow!
Lower on the mountain IMG Aconcagua Team #3 led by Peter Anderson made their way to our trekking camp #2 en route to Base Camp. They’ll hit BC tomorrow and enjoy a rest day on Saturday.