January 31, 2012
IMG Senior Guide, Greg Vernovage, sent the following update yesterday evening. Ty Gimenez, Martin Lucero and Greg are leading our 4th team of the season. The last of the team arrived the evening of the 30th and are off early on the 31st for Penitentes and the mountain.
The Team enjoying a late Argentinian dinner.
Beef and maybe a glass of Malbec.
We couldn’t help but stop at one of our favorite local restaurants for our pre-trip meal. In Argentina, beef is what’s for dinner! With that in mind, I’d like to introduce one of our climbers, Jed, to everyone. Jed stands about 6’8″ and is a biscuit or two under 300lbs so we thought it best for him to give the ‘Baby Beef” a shot. The Baby Beef is not a baby at all, it is 600 grams (21oz) of some of the best tasting steak you can find. Jed agreed 100%.
After dinner, we had to take a little walk to digest and we just had to stop for Gelato. This place is great, if you have climbed Aconcagua with IMG then you know the place I’m talking about. Some of the best!
As always, we spoke about all of the friends and family at home wishing us their best and watching the blog. From all of us to all of you: Thank You!