Our first Mount Vinson expedition team is standing by in Punta Arenas, Chile, waiting for good weather to fly to Antarctica.
Currently, the winds on the Blue Ice Runway at Union Glacier camp are too strong for a safe landing. So we have to wait until conditions improve before we can take off. The climbers are all packed up and ready to go.
In the meantime, we are passing the time by enjoying the many nice Punta Arenas restaurants, museums and local experiences. We hope to have a good weather window in the next 2 – 3 days for our flight to Antarctica.
Did you know: Mount Vinson is named for Georgia Congressman Carl Vinson, the former Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.