Vinson Massif Expedition:Team #1 Returns to Base Camp

Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 08, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Vinson Massif
Elevation: 7,000'

The day went pretty well on schedule.  We were up at around 8 AM at high camp, thankful that the winds had not yet found our tents.  It was obviously kicking a bit higher, with streamers of snow blowing off ridges and frozen dust devils dancing across our ascent route of the day before.  But we were granted calm and sunny conditions in which to eat breakfast and pack for the descent.  We bailed out of high camp at 11:20 and carefully picked our way down the fixed lines.  Coming into Low Camp was a bit of a shock as there were dozens of climbers there and we’d gotten so used to having the mountain to ourselves.  Folks were hanging there rather than ascending since forecasts say that the winds will build and dominate the upper mountain for several days.  We shuffled our loads, repacked and headed down to Vinson Base, arriving by 5:30 PM.  No flights back to Union today as the winds have the pilots hunkering down, so we set tents and enjoyed a victory dinner together at 7000 ft on the Branscomb Glacier. 
Best Regards
RMI Guide Dave Hahn

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Congratulations, Larry.  It looks really cold in the photos, but I could not tell how technical the climb was.  Barbara in Dallas

Posted by: Barbara gunnin on 12/9/2013 at 11:04 am

Juan

Otro éxito mas y un ciclo cerrado por fin.

Recibe un fuerte abrazo de Mary,Beatriz y Alejandra

Nos vemos para festejar!!!

Posted by: alejandro on 12/9/2013 at 9:13 am

Amigo Juan Glenn, no podría ser mejor, cima en tu cierre de ciclo, acompañado por la publicidad de Metálica tocando en la Antactica, muchas felicitaciones!,

Journey To The BOTTOM Of The Earth

Posted by: Juan Alcorta on 12/9/2013 at 7:17 am

Que emosión amor, ya se acerca la hora de volverte a ver!!!! Feliz por tu logro una vez más y orgullosa de ti como siempre!!!

Te amo!!! Besos

Posted by: Eva Glenn on 12/8/2013 at 9:18 pm

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