Vinson Massif: Summit!

Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 11, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Vinson Massif
Elevation: 16,067'

Hey, this is Dave Hahn calling in from the summit of Mount Vinson 16,067 feet above sea level. And I’m up here. It’s 5:25 in the evening. I’m with three wonderful climbers: T.A., Mindy and Vlado, and we picked a beautiful day to be up here. It’s calm, it’s sunny, it’s wonderful. This is my 29th time on top- likely a record of some sort and what an enjoyable day. What an enjoyable week’s its been. Here’s T.A.: Hey, this is T.A. calling from the summit of Mt. Vinson and the view is absolutely… absolutely awesome! Special hello to everyone in Newfoundland and another special hello to Rain and Zander up there in Edmonton. Take care everybody. [Mindy] The view is… I’ve never dreamed about it. Without Dave and the team I couldn’t dream I could make it. Dave you are a lasting reward. I made a good choice with RMI. Without the team I couldn’t have made it. Total team work. This is Vlado from Slovakia calling from the highest point in Antarctica. Beautiful time, we are having a great time. Alright, well that’s us from the top of the Vinson Massif, highest point in Antarctica. We have gotten very lucky. Very lucky and we appreciate all the help people have given us a long the way. Thanks a lot and we’ll keep you informed. I’ll send out a dispatch from our high camp tonight because we are going to get down nice and safe. We are all doing strong and well. It’s going to be a nice day, a day to remember.

RMI Guide Dave Hahn

View to the North on Summit Day. From left, Gardner, Epperly, Tyree and Shinn. Photo: Dave Hahn An RMI Team on Top of Vinson Massif. Photo: Dave Hahn Dave Hahn Calling from the Summit of Vinson. Photo: Seth Waterfall


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Comments

congratulations Mindy! So proud of your big achievement! You are great. Bill

Posted by: Bill Liu on 12/19/2011 at 1:17 pm

I hope soon I will be able to do what you have done, congratulations on your climb

Posted by: grover rose on 12/15/2011 at 4:13 pm

Congrats Mindy!  So great to hear your voice !  Proud of you!  Well done!  Stay safe.  Thinking of you.  Suzanne xoxo

Posted by: Suzanne De Maio on 12/15/2011 at 5:56 am

Way to go Big-D!! 
Get back down safe, now and have a frosty beer!

Posted by: TRACY OWENS on 12/11/2011 at 8:49 pm

Fantastic!! Congratulations to you all! Vlado,it was good to hear you from the summit!

Maria, Lumir a Patrick

Posted by: maria on 12/11/2011 at 6:50 pm

Whoohoo! Congratulations everyone!

Posted by: Marian on 12/11/2011 at 3:36 pm

Congratulations Mindy! So happy for you! Awesome achievement! Love Dean

Posted by: dean on 12/11/2011 at 3:04 pm

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