Today the Vinson team #1 made the move from base camp to Low Camp (2940m/9,100ft). Expedition leader, Garrett Madison, reports in with today’s dispatch via sat phone:
Hello! This is Garrett calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Mount Vinson expedition. Today is December 23rd and today we climbed from Vinson base camp up to Low Camp.
It took us about five and half hours and we got up to Low Camp in the evening, dug out our cache and set up camp. We had a nice dinner.
All tucked into our tents now and getting ready to go to sleep here. Everyone did great today! We had beautiful weather – it was a nice warm day, hardly any wind, and great views all around. So a wonderful day climb up Mount Vinson.
Our plan for tomorrow is to take a rest. Everyone’s doing great. We will check in soon. Thanks!
(photo: Madison Mountaineering archive)
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