Mt Vinson Dec 26th Team: Getting Closer!

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:

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Mt Vinson Dec 26 team almost halfway to the summit!

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…

 

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Mt Vinson Dec 26th team heading for the summit!

Seba called to report that he and John were hydrating and getting ready to head to the summit. It’s a perfect summit day—beautiful, sunny, and no wind.  The team will call with updates throughout the day.

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Mt Vinson team enjoying a rest day at High Camp

John called to report that all is good at High Camp. He and Seba enjoyed a nice, relaxing day as they rest up for a summit push tomorrow.

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Mt Vinson Team at High Camp

The guys moved up to High Camp today.  It is often one of the most grueling days of the climb ascending over 3000ft up relatively steep terrain where they are clipped into a fixed line for protection.  It is definitely a grind, but they made good time and are settled into their tent on a…

Aconcagua Team at Camp 1

The team moved out of the comforts of base camp and climbed up to Camp 1 today.  They pitched tents and started in on making some dinner up at over 16,000 ft.   Everyone is feeling good and acclimatized after spending 4 nights down at base camp before moving up.  Tomorrow they’ll push even higher up…

Aconcagua Team Enjoying 2013 So Far

This is a great audio post from Jack.  The team had a rest day today after a big day yesterday, and champagne last night.   Jack does a great job of painting a picture of what a day at base camp is like.

Here’s the audio post.

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Mt. Vinson Team at Camp 1

The guys are at low camp again tonight after doing an acclimatization hike earlier today, and Sebastian was giving John some crevasse rescue training.   They’re having a great time and hope to move up to high camp as early as tomorrow.

Here’s John.

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