VINSON TEAM BACK AT HIGH CAMP

The team is doing well, resting and rehydrating back at High Camp. Everyone is safe and sound, and relaxing before they enjoy dinner. They plan to savor their last few hours at 12,500 ft, then head down to Vinson Base Camp tomorrow. Great job, team!!

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Vinson Summit!!

The team called in from the top of Antarctica!  Ariana, Chuck, Jim and Jacob climbed up on a clear, but cold day, with expansive views from the best view on the continent. The team started out of High Camp and climbed a long stretch of gradually sloping glacier up to the base of the summit…

VINSON TEAM ASCENDING

Jacob’s message is a bit garbled due to the vagaries of satellite phone connections, but it sounds like the team is doing really well and they are approximately three hours from the summit.

Here’s Jacob:

recording

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VINSON TEAM TO THE SUMMIT!

After three nights at High Camp, the team’s patience was rewarded when they woke to clear skies and zero wind this morning. They ate a good breakfast, donned their climbing gear and started the ascent. It’s approximately 6 – 8 hours from High Camp to the summit. Good luck, team! We will update the trip…