Expedition leader Garrett Madison phoned in this dispatch via satellite:
Hello! This is Garrett calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Mount Vinson expedition! Today we climbed up to camp 1, “Low Camp”, from base camp. We settled in here a few hours ago. We had a nice dinner, some hot drinks and now we are tucked into our tents getting ready for bed.
It was a nice day! It started off warm and sunny and then the overcast clouds kept it cool for us as we made our way up towards Low Camp. Tomorrow our plan is to take a rest day. Everybody on the team here is doing really well and we are happy to be on Mount Vinson! We will check in soon.
(photo: Madison Mountaineering archives)