December 25, 2013
Merry Christmas from IMG and from all our teams in the field. All our climbers wish to send back Christmas greeting to family and friends. They have nothing but good news to share. We’ll make this a ‘group blog’ post from our teams scattered across the world.
- Max Bunce and crew are up and over the Baranco Wall and spending the night at Karanga Camp. That puts them around 13,500 ft. and ready to move to high camp. Weather’s good and so is everyone on the team.
- Two groups send their best from Aconcagua: Luke Reilly and crew are at Camp 2 today on Aconcagua, having completed that big move. That’s pushing 19,000 ft. Weather remains flawless and looks that way for the immediate future. The entire team of 9 climbers and 3 guides is feeling good and shows no signs of faltering. Josh McDowell and team are at Camp 1 on Aconcagua now, Pampas Lenas. Christmas Day was the first day of their approach.
- And, last but not least, Greg Vernovage and Aaron Mainer have begun making their way to Punta Arenas, Chile for the beginning of their expedition to summit Vinson Massif. They’ll be the furthest from the North Pole so hopefully Santa doesn’t forget to bring the good weather. They’ll be meeting the IMG climbing team in Punta, getting ready shortly therafter, to fly all the way to about 80 degrees South. Can you imagine New Year’s in Antarctica?!
So, to all our friends from everyone at IMG and our climbing teams, Merry Christmas. Happy to report that everyone’s healthy and excited about doing what they love to do in some of the most exotic regions in the world!