Welcome to the trip dispatches for the Mountain Trip Dec.13th Mount Vinson Expedition! Our team met today in Punta Arenas Chile to make the final preparations, and last gear checks before heading to Antarctica for this 2 week expedition to climb the highest peak on the coldest continent. We’ll be posting updates on their progress…Details
This report came in at about 5 am MST, about 2 hours ago. The team is headed for the summit of Aconcagua in beautiful conditions!! They called from an old hut, or rather the remains of an old hut, called Independencia, situated at about 21,000. They were still a good few hours from the summit,…Details
Lawrence called in this afternoon, but was cut off mid dispatch. We talked to the guys after that and they are all doing great after moving up to high camp on a beautiful warm day. It was a really amazing windless day up at over 19,000 ft on one of the windiest mountains around. Tomorrow…Details
Chris called this morning to check in and to let us all know that the team is resting and acclimatizing at Camp 2 today. They made a carry yesterday and everyone did well, but have decided that it makes sense to spend today letting their bodies get a bit more accustomed to the rarefied air…Details
Lawrence called in from Camp 2 at 18,000′. The team moved up to what is known as “Helicopter Camp” on the 9th of December under mixed weather, alternating between very hot and quite chilly. Chris also called in to report that everyone is doing great. They hiked through about a foot of snow yesterday, en…
Our friend Lawence has a Spot GPS device along with him and asked that we share the link to the device’s webpage where yu can follow the team’s progress as the ascend the Ameghino Valley route of Aconcagua.
Here is the link:
It was a day to acclimate and rest up before moving up the mountain today. The guys enjoyed the luxuries of base camp and watched movies as their bodies did the work of acclimatizing. It snowed a bit again today, but that’s pretty typical on a giant mountain in the Andes. Click the link to…
Greg Harris called in today on their rest day at the Plaza Argentina base camp. They took a little walk to explore their surroundings and enjoyed meat pies for lunch. It snowed a bit in the afternoon, but they are resting and acclimating today in the comfort of the heated dining tent. Here’s Greg’s call:…
Lawrence called from the Plaza Argentina base camp this afternoon. They are all doing great and enjoying the amenities of base camp. It is a pretty comfortable place with catered meals and a comfortable dining tent.
Here’s the call from Lawrence: