Team Climb For A Smile starts with a hearty breakfast then flies to Union Glacier to rest in the wind for a flight back to Chile

Hey there friends, family, and loved ones, this is Vern Tejas reporting for Team Climb For A Smile. We have made our way from Vinson Base Camp after a hearty meal. We’ve had a pancake and bacon breakfast after we slept in, and we’ve finally, with clear air, was able to fly all the way to Union Glacier .

So we’re now at Union Glacier. We’re set up in a wind storm, great for kite skiing but not so great for sleeping, and we’re resting and waiting for a plane. Hopefully tomorrow, the big bird, the Illuyshin 76 will come and take us back to South America. So we’re doing better. We’re getting closer, one step closer to home. So stay tuned for the next unfolding of the chapter of Team Climb For A Smile. And hopefully we’ll be talking to you next from, wonderful tip of South America, Punta Arenas.

So ciao ciao for now! We’ll talk to you soon.

Vinson 04 635

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • ch11 1

    Blister Prevention and Foot Care

      Blister Prevention words: Mike Hawkins   Take a few seconds to think of the toughest person you know, or the toughest person you can imagine from your favorite action movie… Got it? This person should probably be covered in mud or have some cuts on their arms and legs, but they don’t care because […]

  • night tent

    Gear Spotlight: The Headlamp

    Words: Val Peckarsky Photo Credit: Cecily Breeding It has been said that if you don’t pack a headlamp on a trip, you are guaranteed to need one. Small and easily overlooked, headlamps are extremely useful in the backcountry for pre-dawn alpine starts, late-night cooking sessions, and pretty much any other time a little extra light […]

  • Is My Training Working?

    Is my training working? Whether explicitly spoken or implied, this is the question many climbers ask of themselves, their friends, and perhaps their guides. At Alpine Ascents, we hear this question weekly. While the best answer to this question requires a comprehensive understanding of you and your objective, there are simpler ways to get a […]

Partners & Accreditations

Alpine Ascents International is an authorized mountain guide service of Denali National Park and Preserve and Mount Rainier National Park.
© Copyright 2020 All Rights Reserved. Alpine Ascents International