January 10, 2014
Lots of movement regarding IMG teams and the Southern Hemisphere. Greg, Aaron and team returned from their 100% successful Vinson expedition. The IL 76 actually came in last night and was able to return the crew to Punta Arenas, Chile early this morning. They need some sleep. We’re all working on getting flights changed so the gang can get home. Good weather on the east coast would sure help. Congratulations, team. And, good luck on Everest this spring, Ellen, Paul & Jim.
All calm on the Aconcagua front. Josh Tapp and crew are pulling into base camp, Plaza Argentina, even as we speak. Hasn’t been much precip on Aconcagua this season and that trend continues. Breezy but that’s not hard to deal with down low. Peter Anderson and Peter Adams, working with Leandro Villegas, are about ready for the season’s 4th departure. Peter and Peter fly tomorrow morning to Mendoza after last minute prep today. And, Mike Hamill will be heading down this weekend with a strong, custom crew going up the Horcones Valley side. Josh McDowell and his 100% successful crew return to the States today after their great summit of Aconcagua.
Last, but not least, heard from Luke Reilly and his Ecuador team late last night. All have arrived in Quito and are getting in some quick sightseeing in Old Town this morning prior to heading for Otavalo and the famous Saturday market there.
Great to see so many folks getting out and enjoying a new adventure in 2014.