January 21, 2011
We received word from Antarctica & Punta Arenas, Chile today that ALE called in the IL76 for a flight! This is great news for our team who’s been waiting at Union Glacier for a couple weeks now and especially great news for IMG Guide, and ping-pong champion (see yesterday’s blog post) Aaron Mainer who has been there since late November. Two trips and two summits of Vinson for Aaron, but like the rest of the team, he’s ready to get home. It’s a small weather window so we’ll hope for the best!
Further north on Aconcagua, IMG Guide Eben Reckord called in from C2 today after a successful carry to High Camp. They’ll move up tomorrow and hopefully summit on the 23rd. All continues to go smoothly for these guys.
And even further north in Ecuador Phil reports that they continue to enjoy great weather and are en route to the hut on Cayambe. They’ll train/acclimatize tomorrow and shoot for the summit on Sunday. Maybe we can arrange a Sat phone call from the Cayambe summit to the Aconcagua summit from Phil to Eben…
That’s all for now.