August 3, 2011 We were treated last night to a delightful slide show at Paradise Inn by 93 year old Rainier legend and mentor, Dee Molenaar. Dee showed slides from his first climb of Mt. Rainier back in 1939 with handmade ice axes, his early years of guiding in the 1940’s under the leadership of […]
July 29, 2011 IMG friend and climber Jim Davidson (Cho Oyu 2009) has a new book which is the story of his 1992 climb of Liberty Ridge on Rainier. Jim and his friend Mike made the summit, but their subsequent descent of the Emmons Glacier ended in a terrible accident. It’s quite a story, and […]
June 30, 2011 Greg Vernovage and crew made a ‘back carry’ today, picking up their cache at 13,500’. That means that all members and all their group supplies are now at 14,000 ft., aka Genet Basin. Nice. Tomorrow is a big day. They will take their first shot at the fixed ropes heading up to […]
June 3, 2011 We’d like to extend a big congratulations to Olivia & John Race who had their baby girl last night! “Josephine Race, born June 2 at 8:23 pm, 6 lbs. 5 oz, and pretty damn cute, but we are biased. Olivia is amazing.” -John Race. Congratulations from all of us here at IMG!
June 1, 2011 For several years, my wife, Sue, has helped support “Stop Girl Trafficking” through the American Himalayan Foundation. The program provides scholarship money to Nepali girls for books, uniforms and transportation. While in Nepal last week, we had an opportunity to visit with several young women who have been receiving scholarships to stay […]
May 10, 2011 Guide Training Day 1 Over the weekend close to 30 of our guides came together here in Ashford for one of our annual guide training weekends. The guides spent day in the classroom (lectures by IFMGA Guides John Race and Jeff Ward) and one day in the field. These training days give […]
April 25, 2011 Phil and Gombu discussing the finer points of climbing while Gombu hosted the IMG Sikkim trekking team to lunch at his home in Darjeeling. Easter morning, I received an email from Yangdu Gombu, daughter of famed mountaineer, Nawang Gombu, letting me know that her father had passed away. Many stories will be […]
April 12, 2011 IMG Partner and Director of Ski Patrol at Crystal Mountain, Paul Baugher was recently featured on King 5 News as he and his ski patrollers did their best to eliminate some of the avalanche danger that has been a long standing partner of year’s ski season.
April 7, 2011 Please excuse the shameless plug… We’ve posted some photos from the ongoing Everest Expedition on our facebook page. Check it out and give us a “thumbs up” or a “like” if you approve.
March 2, 2011