100% summit success reported by expedition leader Garrett Madison:
Hello! This is Garrett calling in for the Mount Vinson expedition team two. Today, January 10th, our entire team made it up to the summit of Mount Vinson, the highest peak in Antarctica. We got to the top around 4:00 PM today – myself, Conan Bliss, Shawn, Fon, Linda, and Paul. We had a great day, nice views from the top, a little breezy up there, but not too bad. Everyone made it safe back down to High Camp. We had a good dinner here at High Camp: some salmon and some potatoes and noodles.
Our plan is to head down to Vinson Base Camp tomorrow, on the 11th of January. And then, from there, hopefully soon after to Union Glacier Camp. Everyone is doing great, we had a wonderful summit day, very thankful for the good weather and that everyone made it to the top and back down safely. We will check-in soon.
(photo: Madison Mountaineering archives – reusing last’s year’s summit pose — we will post photo’s when the team is back in Chile)