Congratulations to Sarah, Thomas, and expedition leader Garrett Madison for making the summit of Mount Vinson (4892m/16,050ft)!! Here’s Garrett via sat phone from High Camp with a recap of the day:
Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Vinson team number two. Today is January 2nd.
Today we reached the summit of Mount Vinson! We had a beautiful, glorious day all to ourselves up at the summit. Nobody else was around and hardly any wind, clear skies, great climbing conditions. So, a great day up there for myself, Sarah, and Thomas. We are back at High Camp (3536m/11,600ft), had dinner, and are heading to bed.
Tomorrow we’re going to get up and head down to Base Camp. So, all’s well here on Vinson…
[remainder of sat phone call was garbled and cut out]
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:
– Amazon Alexa devices with the Madison Mountaineering Flash Briefing skill:
- Enable the skill and add to your flash briefing to hear our guide’s daily audio expedition updates on select expeditions