December 2 Vinson Team – Moved to High Camp!

Basia called in a very nice post from the site of the team’s high camp.  The team climbed up the steepest part of the route, which utilizes over 2,000 feet of fixed lines and are safely established at camp, poised and ready to climb to the summit tomorrow!

Here is Basia:


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Hello and thank you for following our Aconcagua expedition! J.Y. and I had a great time on this trip. We experienced a variety of weather during the expedition: wonderful weather down low and some very high winds and snow at Camps 2 and 3. We battled 60 mph winds and snow on the 8th and…

Dec 2 Vinson Team – Ready for the Wind!

Joe Butler called from Low Camp on Mount Vinson, where the team has been busy preparing for what looks like a wind event that has been building throughout the day.  They have fortified their camp’s snow walls and double-checked their tent anchors, in anticipation of what could become a rowdy evening.

Low Camp

Here’s Joe!


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Vinson Team at Camp 1

The team moved up to Camp 1 or “Low Camp” today and they are doing great.  It’s a bit cold, as is to be expected in Antarctica, but the weather has been pretty nice, and they are taking advantage of the sunshine.

Joe had the honors of calling in for the team dispatch tonight:


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Vinson Base Camp

The Mountain Trip Vinson Team flew down to the Union Glacier base in Antarctica yesterday in the big Russian jet, and then continued on in a smaller ski plane to Vinson Base Camp.  They settled in and spent the day making preparations to head on up to Camp 1 tomorrow.  We’re pretty proud of our…