January 18, 2019
Let’s get everyone updated on the progress of groups ‘down South’ before the weekend.
Vinson – doing some serious ‘relaxin’. Team is at Vinson base camp waiting for the Twin Otter to be able to fly them over to Union Glacier camp. A bit too foggy now but the IL 76 is not scheduled to come in until the 20th so the team couldn’t be in a much better position. Vinson is ‘in their rear view mirror’ and they have plenty of time to make that flight. All is good.
Aconcagua – team has moved into C2. Both the carry and the move have gone well and the team is getting used to their higher sleeping altitude. A carry to C3 tomorrow is likely, conditions permitting. Now, the jockeying with the weather is beginning. Trick is to be at high camp (C3) when the forecast looks reasonable for a summit attempt and, of course, balance that with the time constraints of any expedition. They’re doing well and are where they should be.
Ecuador – done. Team is flying home. Probably saw more and did more than they had imagined. Not quite the summit of Chimborazo but everything else could not have gone much better. Thought we’d share just one more photo of the elusive Chimborazo to wrap up the expedition. Thanks to all the team members for joining IMG in Ecuador. Next opportunity to experience this trip is June. Hope we’re writing about the trip you’re on in a few months.