Training Day on Mount Vinson

Photo pulled from Madison Mountaineering Archive. Photo: Terray Sylvester

The Madison Mountaineering Mount Vinson expedition team took a rest day today in Low Camp and prepared to continue their ascent in the coming days! The team took some time today to train and review ascending fixed lines, and with some good weather in the future, they will move up to High Camp and be one step closer to making their summit push! Expedition leader, Garrett Madison, checks in with todays dispatch from Low Camp:

Hey, this is Garrett calling in for the Mount Vinson (4892m/16,050ft) expedition team (garbled). We are at Low Camp (2774m/9,100ft) on Mount Vinson – today is January seventh and took a rest day today, did some training, got prepared for the fixed lines, and had a restful time here in camp.

Tomorrow, we’re looking forward to heading up to High Camp (3536m/11,600ft), whether pending. So we’ll get up and take a look at the weather and see what the forecast is for High Camp, but hopefully we’ll move up there tomorrow and go for the Summit shortly thereafter.

We’ll check in soon!

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