No Carry Today As We Wait Out A Storm

Posted by: | January 13, 2010
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Vinson Massif
Elevation: 7,000 ft.

A moderately stormy day on Mount Vinson. We chose not to do our intended carry because of persistent wind and cloud, which when combined with the normal cold temperatures makes travel a little dicey. Or at least a little more dicey than we hoped for for our intro to the mountain. Instead we practiced a bit with our avalanche beacons, beefed up the snow walls around our dining tent and went for a three- hour hike with light packs when conditions improved slightly in the afternoon. Forecasts call for less wind tomorrow and we’ll hope to take advantage.

Stormy at Vinson Basecamp.

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