Vinson Massif: Move to High Camp

Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 09, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Vinson Massif
Elevation: 12,400'

Half past one in the morning and the sun is blazing away at high camp on Mt. Vinson.  We made the move up today.  It was a murky day from the start, with lazy clouds and light snowfall keeping the views pretty limited as we cranked on up the steep fixed rope section.  We made the trip in about 6.5 hours, coming in to camp just after 9 PM.  By midnight we’d gotten a good hot dinner and the team was turning in while the clouds began to drop away.  We’ll likely take a rest day tomorrow and go for the top on December 11th if weather permits.

Best Regards,
RMI Guide Dave Hahn

Top of Fixed Ropes. Photo: Dave Hahn Vinson West Face from High Camp, Branscomb Glacier below. Photo: Dave Hahn

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You guys are amazing!! While we are sitting in our warm places you are weathering the incredible cold hights..Wishing you great weather all the way to the summit!! Go, Vlado go!
Lumir, Maria and Patrick

Posted by: maria popek on 12/9/2011 at 10:38 pm

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