August 2, 2021
IMG Senior Guide Adam Clark just sent a message from Base Camp on Illimani to let us know that all is well and the team is in great spirits. The team was up and climbing at 3am this morning with plans to stand on the summit just after sunrise. As the team climbed visibility began to deteriorate and snow and wind began to fall. The decision was made that it was time to turn around and head downhill. The team stuck their nose in it and made the right decision to back off this time. Illimani and the weather were too much today but this team has had an incredible trip. In almost 20 years of expeditions in Bolivia, this was the third time, weather turned us back from the summit!
All is well back at Base Camp and the team will enjoy a great lunch and prepare to head back to La Paz in the morning.