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Dec 202010

Illyusian IL-76 Approaching Blue Ice Runway at Union GlacierAfter our successful summit of Vinson on December 9, 2010 it has been quite busy. We took the big Ilyushin back to Punta and then most of the team caught flights out of Punta Arenas to homes across the world within 12 hours of landing. I arrived back in Colorado on Tuesday, December 14th. I am always amazed at how quick I get home.

It was a 21 day total trip.

First, I want to thank everyone who made a donation to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and especially to those who completed their pledge of a penny a foot. Remember that every donation helps and is sincerely appreciated.

I am thrilled with how the 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer’s: Memories are Everything campaign has started. While making the summit was the goal, I am very pleased with the following we have and confident it will build throughout 2011. Please tell your friends and family what we are doing.

Also remember you can subscribe to receive email notifications everyone a new dispatch is posted from a climb. Use the form on the right side of this page. You can unsubscribe at any time and your email will never be used for any other purpose.

I have competed my normal follow-up for these expeditions. You can read all these on my main site through these links.

  • Vinson Trip Report : a narrative of the compete climb with videos and pictures
  • Vinson Photo Gallery: Over 100 pictures with descriptive captions of the entire expedition. Use the slideshow feature for easy viewing
  • Vinson FAQ: some Frequently Asked Questions about climbing Mt. Vinson

OK, 1 of 7 completed! Next up is the highest in South America, Aconcagua. This is a familiar climb for me with summits in 2001 and 2008. I am climbing with International Mountain Guides and this expedition will be lead by Peter Anderson. The biggest issue with Aconcagua is usually high winds and of course, altitude. It is the highest peak outside the Himalaya at 22,840′.

As always, I want to acknowledge the support of The Alzheimer’s Immunotherapy Program (AIP) of Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy and Pfizer. Without you guys this would not be happening – all to raise research funds to improve ment and find a cure for Alzheimer’s.

Finally, let me hear from you. Send me an email, post a comment or follow me on Facebook or Twitter.

Climb On!


Memories are Everything

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  3 Responses to “Vinson Trip Report, Videos and Pictures”


    Congratulations on your Vinson summit Alan!! I’m such a big fan of yours, and I know that your Aconcagua and Everest expeditions are going to bring equally successful results. Really looking forward to following your climbs, I live vicariously through you. You got this!


    Well done Alan… very informative post … great photos.. great cause.. you should be very proud !