April 13, 2020
We hope this blog finds everyone around the world staying safe, healthy and looking after themselves during these strenuous times. Thanks to all of the health care professionals who are around the world working tirelessly to help sick people and find a solution to the current situation.
We do not know exactly when we will be able to return to climbing the world’s great mountains, but we are staying positive and want to give all our IMG friends out there some daylight to climb towards. We know that we need to be planning now for when the world opens back up. October is still six months away, and we are hoping that we can return to Nepal for the Autumn 2020 season. Last Autumn 2019 was memorable for IMG in the Himalayas, with successful trips to Cho Oyu, Putha Hiunchuli, 3X3 and Everest BC Trek, Lobuche Peak, and Ama Dablam. Thinking back to those days, only six months ago, puts a smile on our face!
If you haven’t seen it before and are looking for a fun read, check out the story of the IMG 2019 Ama Dablam Expedition team that saw 13 summits over the course of two beautiful days with guides Andy Polloczek and Phunuru Sherpa. We had an incredible team of climbers who worked together and put themselves in position to summit. Also worth checking out is IMG Senior Guide Austin Shannon’s recount of the 2017 IMG Ama Dablam Expedition summit bid. As Austin says: “If you have dreamed of climbing big mountains, you have dreamed of Ama Dablam.”
We are looking to the future and want to start climbing towards daylight, just as we do on Ama Dablam. If Nepal opens back up for the Autumn season, will it be your opportunity to climb Ama Dablam with IMG?
Let us know if you are interested and we will be happy to talk more: Everest@MountainGuides.com