Great news! Garrett and the entire team made the summit of Mount Vinson today. Way to go team! Special congratulations to Jen for completing her Seven Summits quest!! Here’s Garrett via sat phone just minutes are from Mount Vinson High Camp with the details:
Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Mount Vinson expedition team. Today is Tuesday, December 28th and we reached the summit of Mount Vinson today – the highest point in Antarctica.
We had a beautiful day, just fantastic weather, and great route conditions. Myself, John, and Jen got up to the top around 5:30 PM, a beautiful evening summit with 24-hours of daylight here in Antarctica. We just got back to camp, had dinner, and heading to bed now at about 11 o’clock.
All’s well here and we’re heading down to Vinson Base Camp tomorrow. Hoping this great weather sticks around for a while.
We’ll check in soon. Thanks!
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