The trip has went very well we have had on the whole good health and the boys have been very strong. We are back in Leh and have met up a couple of times with group 2 they are also enjoying themselves and will meet us in Leh tomorrow night where we will celebrate our achievements with pizza.
The South Col is a 70 litre pack, which does sound big but my worry before departure was, would it cope with the kit list and the load carrying on Aconcagua! Also how would it measure up against my old faithful pack that I’ve used on all my expeditions since my first visit to Aconcagua 10 years ago?
13th January. Summit Success! Carrie has just called in with a quick update to say the team arrived at the summit at 2pm local time and arrived back at camp at 5pm local time (roughly 8.30pm UK time). It’s been a long and tiring day for all. A huge congratulations to Rob and Barry from everyone at Adventure Peaks, well done guys!
11th September – 100% SUMMIT SUCCESS: They say that its not about the destination its about the journey and that’s true on many expeditions unless you all reach the destination together in which case it makes for a very emotional summit! Everyone will have their own stories to tell of summit night but I’m happy to say at 7.15 this morning the whole team stood on the summit of Kilimanjaro. It was a cold breezy night but we are all safely back at top camp. Speak soon, Carrie
Scotland this winter has been a real full on season, but as my photos show we were also blessed with some perfect alpine “parts” of the day. So other than the super bright colour of this jacket which I thought was fantastic especially for pictures, the true strength of this jacket really does lie in when you need to baton down the hatches and zip everything up!
12th Aug – Carrie has sent a message to say the team are now down at top camp after their summit bid. Will and Fred decided to turn round at just over 5000m, the rest of the team along with 3 local guides managed to bag the summit. Well done to all for their efforts. After a short rest and a bite to eat they will descend to a lower camp and then walk back to the park gate tomorrow.