Garrett Madison and our first Mt. Vinson expedition team arrived safely to Union Glacier Camp in the southern Ellsworth Mountains of Antarctica. They have been enjoying beautiful clear and calm skies in 24 hours of daylight. Tents are up, food is excellent and the team is happily enjoying exploring the comforts of the camp.
Weather conditions at Union Glacier have vastly improved. So the team is looking forward to flying on to Vinson Base Camp tomorrow or possibly even tonight. Our two following teams are optimistically looking for minimal delays too.
Did you know: Union Glacier Camp is the only facility of its kind in Antarctica. The full-service private camp operates during the Antarctic summer (November through January) and is dismantled at the end of each season. The camp not only provides accommodations to guests on guided experiences but also serves as a logistics hub, supporting private expeditions and National Antarctic Programs.
(photo: © Russ Hepburn)