Vinson Team back to camp after summit

Jacob called in to let us know that they were all back to camp after a 9 hour summit day.  They are settling in for some hot soup and dinner before crawling into their sleeping bags for some well deserved sleep.

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Vinson Team on the Summit!

The guys called from the top of Antarctica!  It’s a beautiful, but typically cold Antarctic day.  They’ll snap a couple of pictures and head on back to camp in just a bit.

Congratulations to Cason, Mike, Ed, and Jacob!

Here’s their call from the top!

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Vinson team on summit ridge

Jacob called to check in as they approach the summit on a beautiful day in Antarctica.  They are on the summit ridge, taking a slightly different route than the “normal” route and enjoying some fun climbing on a great summit day.  Everyone is feeling strong and they’ll plan to call back from the summit in…

Mt. Vinson Team Heading towards the Summit!

The guys woke to a beautiful day, they are feeling strong, and they are heading for the top!

Here’s the morning check in, and we hope to get a call from the top in a few hours.

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Rest Day at Camp 2

The team remaining on the mountain took a day to rest and acclimatize today at Camp 2, at over 17,000 ft.  They are doing great and are looking at a possible summit attempt on Wednesday if the weather cooperates a little bit for a change.   They are in great spirits, and still optimistic up there.…

Vinson Team Summit Attempt

Jacob called in from the Vinson Team this morning from high camp.  It looks like a nice day and they are getting prepared to head towards the top of Antarctica!   We’ll get updates as they progress today. Here’s Jacob’s call this morning. recording Updated:   They called again from back at high camp.  They started towards…

High camp for Mt Vinson Team

The team moved up to high camp today and are settling in on a cold Antarctica day.

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Laura calls from Aconcagua

The November 26th team regrouped at base camp after a pretty intense wind storm a couple days ago and are back on the move.  Rich, Laura, and Joe are on their way back up the mountain, and the rest of the crew is heading back to Mendoza.  They’ve used up most of their weather days,…