Reporting from High Camp on Mount Vinson, expedition leader Garrett Madison provides this update:
Hi, this is Garrett calling for the Madison Mountaineering Mount Vinson expedition. Today on New Year’s Day, our team the Adventure Guides and Madison Mountaineering team made the summit of Mount Vinson (4892 m / 16,050 ft) [garbled]. We had a beautiful day with perfect weather. We had the summit all to ourselves. Now we are back in Vinson High Camp. We are planning to head down towards Vinson Base Camp tomorrow. All is good here and we look forward to getting down to base camp the next day!
(photo: Madison Mountaineering archives)