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…

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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…

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MEET THE JANUARY 6TH VINSON TEAM

Mountain Trip’s final team of the 2015/2016 season recently arrived in the port city of Punta Arenas, Chile, and the climbers have been busy preparing for the transition down to “the ice” with the objective of climbing Mount Vinson. Mount Vinson soars to a height of 16,066 feet (4897m) in the Ellsworth Range. Located at…

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