August 21, 2013 IMG guide Greg Vernovage called on the sat phone to report that they reached the top and are now all safely back to High Camp. The team are now packing up and heading to Base Camp this afternoon…and back to LaPaz tomorrow. Way to go!
August 16, 2013 From: Greg Vernovage Sent: Friday, August 16, 2013 1:53 PM To: Eric Simonson; tye.chapman Subject: Bolivia Update The team is back in La Paz for a well deserved rest after climbing Pequeno Alpamayo and Huayna Potosi. We had great days on both peaks with temps a little below normal for this time […]
August 15, 2013 IMG leader Greg Vernovage called on the sat phone to report that the team was safely back to high camp after a good summit day. The weather stayed decent and the upper mountain had good snow cover (no rock exposed this year). The team is now packing up and heading back to […]
August 14, 2013 IMG guide Greg Vernovage reports from High Camp (“Campamento Argentino” at 16,380ft ) on Huayna Potosi that the team is doing well. They made the move up from Zongo Pass with the help of some porters. Weather looks to be good for tomorrow for their summit bid, so we’ll be looking forward […]
August 12, 2013 IMG guide Greg Vernovage reports that the team had a nice climb today of Pequeño Alpamayo. At 17,482 feet it is a great acclimatization climb, and a spectacular summit. They started before dawn, climbed over the subsidiary summit of Tarija Peak, and then on to the summit of Pequeño Alpamayo. Well done, […]
August 8, 2013 Another great acclimatization day in Bolivia. We got an early start and caught a boat ride to Sun Island. It was a beautiful morning for a hike. We hiked up to the look out point and were able to see Illiampu as well as Illimani off in the distance. After a great […]
August 7, 2013 From: Greg Vernovage Sent: Tuesday, August 06, 2013 6:55 PM To: Eric Simonson; Tye Chapman Subject: Bolivia Update Eric, The team had quite an adventurous day here in Bolivia joining in the celebration of Bolivia’s birthday. We weaved through traffic and a number of parades on our way to Copacabana and Lake […]
August 5, 2013 We have the whole team together here in La Paz. It was great to have everyone arrive with ALL of there luggage. Always a big first step. The team got to know each other this morning and we set out for our city tour. We had to stop by a favorite spot […]