August 9, 2011
IMG Operations Manager, Tye Chapman, works hard all summer keeping our Rainier Programs running smoothly. But after a long summer in Washington, he needs to stretch his legs. So, this winter we’re sending him to Patagonia to lead our first ever trek in Torres del Paine National Park.
Tye loves to travel. Egypt, Australia, Germany, Spain, France, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Morocco and Thailand, to name a few, with Namibia and South Africa soon to follow. And somehow he’s found time to climb Rainier, as well as climb in Ecuador and Argentina as well as trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. If you’ve climbed with IMG before, you’ve likely spoken with Tye and can sense his enthusiasm.
This should be a spectacular trek, hitting all the classic hot spots along the trail, as well as a few of the hidden gems off the beaten path. The group will spend one night camping at the base of Las Torres and spend the next 6 nights in refugios (huts) along the way. From your house to the tip of South America and back in 2 weeks! It sounded so good that I’m going down with Susan and some friends later this year to check it out. We want to see it, too!