Our Vinson expedition team had a big day today as reported by expedition leader, Garrett Madison:
Hello! This is Garrett calling in for the Mount Vinson expedition team number two.
Today is Friday, January 11th and we have reached Union Glacier camp! We had a great day descending from our high camp on Mount Vinson all the way down to Vinson base camp. And then we were picked up by a Twin Otter aircraft and flown back to Union Glacier camp where we all are now tucked into our tents and looking forward to a good night’s rest.
The team will be here at Union Glacier camp for a few days until the scheduled flight back to Punta Arenas on the Ilyushin-76 aircraft on January 14th. So all’s well here, everybody’s doing great. We had a wonderful summit day, again yesterday. Everyone made it to the top and down safe and we had wonderful views of Antarctica from the highest point on the continent.
Thank so much for following along.
(photo: Madison Mountaineering archives)