Best of luck on your expedition!

This installment is designed to be forwarded on to anyone you’d like to have follow your trip.  We’ve included the links to our trip dispatch page, and contact information for the Mountain Trip office if anyone should need to get in contact with you in case of emergency.

We post dispatches every day or two so that your friends and family can follow the team’s progress.  Each climber will have opportunities to call in and leave a report, so have some fun with it.  It’s always nice to hear details of your daily experience in a place so far away from home.

Click on the link below and choose the expedition you’d like to follow.

Mountain Trip Expedition Dispatch Page

We endeavor to post daily updates, however please adhere to the adage of “No News Is Good News” because many considerations can prevent the guides from calling in on any given day.  Mountain weather, terrain and the varying workload of each day can, and often will, conspire to prevent our satellite phones from making the evening call. If they are unable to make a phone call some night, don’t worry–they aren’t stranded or lost on the mountain!  If they NEED to get word out, they have multiple ways to communicate.

We encourage your friends and family to post comments on your trip blog, but please let them know that we are not able to pass along their comments to you on the mountain.  If they need to get word to you, they should contact our office by phone or email.

If for any reason someone needs to contact a climber during the expedition, our contact information is as follows.   Typically, we can contact the team within 24 hours or less if it is an emergency.

Please keep in mind we are in the Mountain Time Zone. (GMT -7).  We monitor the phone 24/7 when teams are in the field, but please try to call during business hours if your message is not urgent.

Mountain Trip Office:

[email protected]

Phone: +1 970.369.1153


For those of you following along, you can find detailed information about the climb including a trip itinerary on our website at:

Mountain Trip Vinson Expeditions

Here’s a general overview.

Meeting Point:
Punta Arenas, Chile

The guide team will meet team members at the airport, but if something occurs and we do not connect, we ask that climbers take a cab to the meeting point at the Dreams Hotel.  The team will be in Punta Arenas for the first three nights of the expedition, at the Dreams Hotel.

Dreams Hotel
Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins 1235
Punta Arenas, Chile

The phone for the hotel is +56 600 626 0000.

From the US you must first dial 011.
After a Team Meeting/equipment check and a pre-flight orientation with our air services provider, the team will depart Punta Arenas (Day 4) and fly to Union glacier. From there, weather permitting, the team will fly to base camp at 7,000 feet in a Twin Otter. At base camp the team will have an on-glacier safety talk and prepare their sleds with loads for the ascent.
The team will use Days 5 – 9 positioning for a summit attempt on Day 10. The following days will be spent descending to base camp, then returning to Union Glacier and Punta Arenas.
We have built a number of contingency days into the trip itinerary, so we cannot accurately predict when the team will actually come off the mountain and back to “civilization.”

Thanks once again for choosing Mountain Trip!!



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