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January 18, 2010

Aconcagua Dispatch: Madness Team Prepares For Summit!

Guides Andrew Wexler called in this weekend with an update from Aconcagua. Their team – comprised of clients Dave Creeden, Andrea DeVoe, David Krause, Hanse Ringstroem, and Terry Schuck – has been climbing Aconcagua via the Polish route, and is preparing for the big summit push!

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January 18, 2010

Vinson Massif Summit Push!

We got an exciting phone call this weekend!  Willie called from Camp 2 on Vinson Massif.  Here's what he said:

"We arrived today, and are planning to make our summit push tomorrow.  Everyone is doing very well.  The weather is good, no wind, and very clear as well.  Wish us luck tomorrow!  We'll call in again soon."

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January 16, 2010

Skiing from Camp 2 on Vinson

Willie called in from Vinson to report the group has made the carry of gas and food up to near Camp 2 on fixed lines. Johnny had a blast skiing down the "headwall" while the rest of the group descended back to camp for the night. The weather remains good and warm by Antarctic standards. The group is ready to move to Camp 2 tommorrow.

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January 15, 2010

Aconcagua team

Andrew Wexler called in from Camp 1 on Aconcagua. The group is doing well. They are at Camp 1 for their last night. It has been snowing for 2 days and is snowing now. Yesterday they made a carry with supplies to Camp 2 and plan to move up to Camp 2 tomorrow to settle in for our summit push. [+] READ MORE

January 15, 2010

Team settled in at Camp 1 on Vinson

Hello, this is Willie Benegas calling from Vinson Camp 1. All of the team arrived around 7:45 pm and are excited to be here. It is midnight now and sunny. There is great weather right now. We are inside the tent relaxing after a good meal. [+] READ MORE