January 1, 2013
It’s been a busy few days in South America & Antarctica…
Josh Tapp and his Aconcagua team rolled into Penitentes after their 18 mile hike out, just as fellow IMG Guide Ty Gimenez and his team were putting the final touches on their gear. Tapp and Co. will continue on to Mendoza for a late shower & well deserved steak and maybe a cerveza. Ty and his team will load up and hit the trail tomorrow morning. It’s nice when two good friends get the chance to shake hands and exchange mountain info halfway around the world.
Even further south sits Greg Vernovage and his Vinson team. Greg checked in yesterday with good news; they had already rolled into Camp 1 and were looking forward to ringing in the new year in Antarctica. Today they are taking a rest day, but will spend a little time fine tuning their fixed-lines skills. Call it an active rest day.
We’ll likely hear from both Ty and Greg tomorrow as they push on up their respective mountains.