Vinson Team Is In Antarctica!

Our 2020 Mount Vinson expedition has arrived onto the southernmost continent!  Jacob Schmitz called in from the Union Glacier camp, after the team flew from Punta Arenas, Chile to Antarctica. The flight took about 4.5 hours, crossing over the Drake Passage and continuing down the Antarctic Peninsula.  The Russian made Ilushyn IL-76 transport plane landed…

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Mount Vinson Expedition 2020

Welcome to the ice, January 2020 Mount Vinson Team! Minutes ago, the team departed from Punta Arenas, bound for Antarctica! They are excited to continue further south and to begin climbing. Mount Vinson is the highest peak in Antarctica lying within the Ellsworth mountain range a mere 600 miles from the South Pole. The icy…

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