Trip Reports

Vinson Team back in Chile!

The Mount Vinson team had a quick descent from high camp to base camp, and then immediately caught a plane back to Union Glacier, and then on to Punta Arenas Chile where they arrived last night. It was a bit of a whirlwind descent, but they are thrilled to be back from a great expedition…

Call from the Summit of Mount Vinson

Listen to the team as they call from the summit of Mount Vinson this afternoon.  Congratulations to the Mount Vinson team, Rich, Mathij, and Jacob for reaching the highest point in Antarctica today!  The weather held out and they climbed the final stretch to the summit of Mount Vinson with beautiful weather and are enjoying…

Vinson Team at Base Camp

The January Mountain Trip Vinson Expedition made the flight from the Union Glacier Base to the Mount Vinson Base Camp yesterday evening and is settled in to their comfortable base camp.   The weather in camp is pretty nice, but sounds windy and stormy up higher on the mountain today so they’ll spend the day preparing…

Vinson Expedition Checks in From Antarctica

Jacob Schmitz called in from the broad, Union Glacier, after welcoming our January Vinson expedition to Antarctica.  After flying from southern Patagonia and over the Antarctic Peninsula, Rich and Mattij took those first memorable steps off the Ilushyn 76 cargo jet onto the blue ice runway. It is a truly bizarre and amazing experience to…