Our Vinson team two is now at High Camp! Expedition leader, Garrett Madison, has this exciting update:
Hello! This is Garrett calling in for the Mount Vinson expedition team number two: Conan, Garrett, Shawn, Fon, Linda, and Paul! Today is the eighth of January and we are up at High Camp. We had a great day climbing from Low Camp up the steep fixed ropes to High Camp at just over 12,400 feet on Mount Vinson. Beatiful weather today, clear skies, sunny, very calm, just a slight breeze to keep us cool on the way up so that we didn’t overheat.
Tomorrow we’re probably going to take a rest day. We are going to sleep in and get up and see what the weather is doing. But most likely we’ll be resting here before looking at our summit attempt in the next few days.
Everyone is doing great here on Mount Vinson and we will check in again soon. Thanks!
(photo: Madison Mountaineering archive)