Our heroes are taking a day to rest, acclimate, and recover today after carrying loads up to high camp yesterday. They are hoping to be able to go to the summit on the 9th, so they’ll move up to high camp tomorrow morning and get in position to take a shot at the top. It…Details
Sebastian called earlier from Low Camp. He and John had considered attempting Mount Shinn, the prominent peak to the north of Mt Vinson, but the weather seems to be changing and they decided to head back to Base Camp. It sounds like they had a great time up the upper mountain, and sort of surprised…Details
John and Sebastian called in a report from Vinson Base Camp after the long climb and hike down from High Camp. They are in great spirits and are hoping to fly out to Union Glacier tomorrow afternoon. The satellite phone lost signal before we could hear John’s third “thing” that he was going to report,…Details
One of the Maalouf brothers called in a post from Camp 2 on Aconcagua. I’m fairly certain that a special someone out there can help me identify which of the two brothers left the message, so please leave us a comment, identifying who it is!! The team moved camp up to what is often called…
SUMMIT! Congratulations to Seba and John for reaching the summit of Mount Vinson. Seba is still in one layer of clothing on his upper body, which is testament to the warm temperatures that the team enjoyed today. Good work and here’s Seba and John:
Seba and John called to report that they are approximately one hour from the summit. They climbed the west ridge and had the ridge to themselves for the afternoon. They sound great and the weather is holding, with good visibility of the surrounding ice fields, which stretch to the horizon.
Here’s Seba and John:
Seba called to report that the team was about halfway to the summit. Everyone is in good spirits and the weather is holding: warm, sunny and still no wind! They will keep pushing up…