December 30, 2016
It was a busy day for IMG Teams in the Southern Hemisphere…
In Chilean Patagonia, IMG Senior Guide Chris Meder reports that all is well on day 1 of their trek in Torres del Paine National Park. “The highlight of the day was when the clouds broke just as we pulled into the towers. It was perfect!” Tomorrow they’ll head up into the Silence Valley where, due to a special permit we’re able to obtain, where they will likely be the only trekkers on the trail.
3000km north of our Patagonia team we have our Aconcagua teams who also reported in this afternoon. Up at high camp is Jonathan Schrock’s team who is in position to take a shot at the summit in the morning. Back down at Base Camp is Josh McDowell’s team who pulled into Plaza Argentina in good form earlier today. They’ll likely take a rest day tomorrow.
And roughly (and i mean roughly) 8000km south of our Aconcagua teams is our Vinson Team. These guys flew from Punta Arenas, Chile to Union Glacier, Antarctica and then from UG to Vinson Base Camp yesterday. Today they made to move to Camp 1. That’s covering some ground!
Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve…these teams will ring in the new year in style!