DECEMBER 26TH VINSON TEAM TURNED AROUND, BACK AT HIGH CAMP

Jacob called with another update on the team. Everyone is back at High Camp, safe and sound. With a mind to “safety first”, Jacob turned the team around a couple hours into the summit attempt due to low visibility and deteriorating weather. The plan is to give it another shot, tomorrow.

Here’s Jacob:

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DEC 26TH VINSON TEAM TO THE SUMMIT!

Guide Jacob Schmitz called in this morning to report that the team is preparing to leave High Camp and head to the summit! Best of luck to the team.

Here’s Jacob:

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Vinson Team is at High Camp!

Jacob Schmitz called in from High Camp on Mount Vinson.  The team moved up today in calm, beautiful weather.  They made very good time and spent the afternoon digging in and fortifying their camp.  There is some wind forecasted for the coming days, so they will wake up tomorrow and might make an attempt at…

Vinson Team is Headed High!

We just received word that, after stuffing themselves on an all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes and bacon, the team is packed up and on the move up the fixed lines to High Camp!

 

 

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Dec. 26 Vinson Team at Camp 1

The team moved up to Camp 1 or “Low Camp” yesterday and spent the day today resting, acclimatizing, and preparing for the move to high camp tomorrow.   The weather has turned for the better after a couple of stormy days at basecamp and they are enjoying the endless views across Antarctica from their new camp.   …