Punta Arenas – Union Glacier flight delayed

Union Glacier Camp (📷: Jeffrey Doerschler)

An extra day at Union Glacier Camp for our Mount Vinson Team Two.  Inadequate landing weather at Union Glacier forced the delay of the flight between Punta Arenas and Union Glacier until at least tomorrow.  Guide Terray Sylvester lets us know how they have been staying busy:

Hello, this is Terray calling in the second Madison Mountaineering Mount Vinson expedition of the season.  It’s January 9th.

Today we woke up to light snowfall and low lying clouds, so the flight from Punta Arenas was unable to make into the ice, but tomorrow’s weather look better, so our fingers are crossed that our next team of climbers will be able to arrive and this team of climbers will be able to fly back North.

To keep ourselves busy today there were two talks: one on penguins in Antarctica and another on Roald Amundsen’s historic trip to the South Pole.  We also got some exercise in on the 10k walking, biking, running loop here at camp.

We’ll be in touch tomorrow!


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