Vinson Massif: The Antarctic Season Begins!

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Dave Hahn | December 03, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Vinson Massif

This is Seth checking in from Punta Arenas.  The team has all arrived safe and sound.  We have also managed to arrive with all of our luggage!  Thank goodness.

We spent the day getting to know each other and prepping for the journey onto the ice.  We will be getting our final briefing with ALE in the morning and hopefully flying to Antarctica within the next few days.  As for now we are enjoying the wonderful restaurants in Punta.  We will update everyone tomorrow with the plan.

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall

The Vinson Expedition Team at dinner in Punta Arenas. Photo: Seth Waterfall

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Sterling,
  Looking forward to following your adventure.  Be safe and enjoy yourself.  Colleman is bringing Barney down on the next plane.  Take care, Leff

Posted by: Steve Leff on 12/8/2012 at 12:03 pm

We so enjoy following your adventure and photos every day. best of luck, have a great climb and stay safe.  love

Posted by: Dad and Fran on 12/8/2012 at 10:34 am

Rum and Cokes, fish tacos, and some laughs in Los Barilles in March ...See you soon “El Guapo Largo…

Posted by: Sterling on 12/7/2012 at 6:54 am

Best of luck, Sterling (and everyone)! We’ll be thinking about you. Especially whenever the heat comes on in the house. ;)

Posted by: Shannon Roy on 12/6/2012 at 2:43 pm

Good to know you’re not just a city dude, Bruce; can’t wait to see the photographic proof.

Posted by: Elizabeth on 12/5/2012 at 8:36 am

Huge smile on my face seeing the picture of all of you…GO Mark, really excited for you and the others.  Stay safe, looking forward to hearing about your journey.

Love, Paula

Posted by: Paula Selland on 12/4/2012 at 8:38 pm

Hi Sterling - We look forward to following your fantastic adventure. One more item to cross off your bucket list.

Posted by: Norma & Wayne Fleek on 12/4/2012 at 7:40 pm

Sending you all best wishes for an excellent adventure. You are doing this vicariously for all who cannot or have not yet, so feel the love from benevolent strangers beaming your way.

Posted by: kristine keheley on 12/4/2012 at 7:30 pm

Sterling, Looks like you get a decent dinner before you freeze your fanny off. Have a ball, guy, and we’ll see you when you get back.

Dave, Shirley & Keeper

Posted by: Dave Milani on 12/4/2012 at 5:58 pm

Hey Choo! So glad to see you made it safe. Can’t wait to follow your adventure. Have a great time and stay safe.

Posted by: Brandy Bledsoe on 12/4/2012 at 5:09 pm

Take care and have a safe climb! Jessie

Posted by: Jessie Davis on 12/4/2012 at 12:51 pm

Be safe big brother I know it will be a great adventure…love you

Posted by: Leslie Barrett on 12/4/2012 at 11:11 am

Wishing you all a wonderful and safe trip!

Posted by: Sierra Casady on 12/4/2012 at 10:18 am

good luck! looking forward to following your adventures and enjoying the pictures you take.

Posted by: michelle on 12/4/2012 at 10:13 am

Safe climbing to you, D.G. and the team.  Keep us posted when you can. Love, Mom

Posted by: Caroline on 12/4/2012 at 10:03 am

James:
I want to wish you and the team a safe and memorable trip.  I am very excited for you and am looking forward to tracking your progress.  Cherish every moment, ask your world-class leaders and team a lot of questions, and learn as much as you can!
Happy trails,
Fred K

Posted by: Fred Klingbeil on 12/4/2012 at 7:38 am

Good luck Choo!! Hope you have your red flaming suit on!

Posted by: Emily Doyle on 12/4/2012 at 5:34 am

Hey Choo! Glad you made it! Be safe. Gruden spotted in Chile..ask him if he took the job. Good luck! KB

Posted by: Kendra on 12/4/2012 at 5:20 am

Outstanding! Have a great trip and remember you are always in our thoughts! Love, Stephanie

Posted by: Stephanie on 12/4/2012 at 4:29 am

Glad to see you you at the table, Dr Choo! Looking forward to cheering the team as you complete this adventure.

Posted by: Darren McCoy on 12/4/2012 at 3:56 am

Have a fantastic and memorable adventure Bruce!  And please don’t forget your gloves!  As Andrew Denton once said, “If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.

Posted by: Gale on 12/4/2012 at 3:30 am

Good luck to the entire team! I am so proud of you Dad and can’t wait to see you in a few weeks! :)

Posted by: Katie Freedman on 12/4/2012 at 1:29 am

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