We’ve just received word that the Madison Mountaineering Mount Vinson expedition team has safely and successfully reached the summit of Mount Vinson, the tallest point in Antarctica! After some winds in the days prior while ascending to High Camp, the team made their final few steps to the summit under blue skies, calm winds, and great views all around in a truly magical place. Expedition leader, Garrett Madison, checks in with todays dispatch from Mount Vinson:
Today we summited Mount Vinson! We had a beautiful day, great weather, looked around, amazing views, calm winds, and just a really special experience up there. We had the summit all to ourselves and really had a great day!
So, wonderful summit day. Now we’re back in High Camp (3536m/11,600ft), just had dinner, going to bed and we’ll make our plan to go down to Base Camp (2140m/7,020ft) tomorrow or the next day!
So all is well here on Vinson! We’ll check in soon.
In addition to these expedition dispatches, you can also follow our teams as they make their attempts on the world’s most formidable mountains on:
- Enable the skill and add to your flash briefing to hear our daily audio expedition updates on select expeditions. Just say, “Alexa, play my flash briefing.“