Mount Vinson Low Camp

Photo pulled from the Madison Mountaineering archive (Photo by Ted Hesser)

Despite clouds in the sky, the Madison Mountaineering Mount Vinson expedition team’s spirits did not waver! The team left the comforts of their base camp today and set forth up the Branscomb Glacier to their low camp. After setting up camp and eating a warm dinner, the team crawled into their tents for the night and are looking forward to a day of rest and training tomorrow! Expedition leader, Garrett Madison checks in with this dispatch from Antarctica:

Hello! This is Garrett calling in for the Mount Vinson (4892m/16,050ft) expedition team. We made it up to low camp (2774m/9,100ft) today! We set off from base camp (2140m/7,020ft) around noon and climbed up. It was a cloudy day, but nice and cool. We got into low camp this evening, pitched our tents, and made some dinner. Now we’re tucking in for bed! It’s a little stormy up here – windy and cloudy with some snowfall. But it’s nice, it’s a good mountain storm.

We’re doing well! We’re just tucked in, we’re going to take a rest day tomorrow and do some training. The team’s doing well and we’re really excited to be here on Mount Vinson. We’re looking forward to the next few days. Check in soon!

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