Jacob Schmitz called in from the bottom of our planet today! After one day of delay in Punta Arenas, the team loaded up and flew the 4.5 hours from the tip of South America to land on the immense Union Glacier, on the continent of Antarctica. Not too long after arriving, two plane loads of…Details
Joe Butler called from Camp 1 at about 16,400′ on the east side of Aconcagua. They had a good hard push up to camp yesterday and a couple of the team are benefiting from resting today. The winds have been pretty strong, blowing about 30 knots, and in the morning, they considered calling it a…Details
Jacob called in from the Vinson Team from the southern tip of Chile. They are ready to go, bags are loaded on the plane, and they’ll be flying down as soon as they get the go ahead from the weather forecaster in Antarctica.
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Hello everyone and welcome to the Mountain Trip Vinson December 2nd expedition dispatches. Jacob here, checking in, and happy to let all of you know that the entire team has arrived with all of our bags (which is the first big hurdle of the trip). Let me introduce the team. Michael Koy from the US.…
Scott had the honors of making the evening check in from Plaza Argentina base camp. The team had another day to rest and acclimatize here before pushing up to Camp 1 tomorrow. Sounds like they are doing great and enjoying the little luxuries of base camp for one last day.
Eli called this afternoon from high camp at “White Rocks” on Aconcagua. They are doing great and are planning to leave for the summit tonight at around 10pm. The winds are still fairly strong, but they hope to have a reasonable night and early morning summit!
Here’s Ron calling in from base camp this afternoon after a good day of carrying loads up to (or almost to) camp 1. Aconcagua is a notoriously windy place, and it has been living up to its reputation lately. They are doing great and are happy to be taking a final rest and acclimatization day…