Vinson Massif: Team Checks in from Camp 1

Posted by: Seth Waterfall | November 24, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Vinson Massif
Elevation: 9,100'

Hey, this is Seth Waterfall checking in from Camp 1 on Vinson Massif on the continent of Antarctica.

The group is doing great, we just returned a few hours ago from a carry to High Camp.  We are sitting pretty now with our cache in up high and we are going to take a rest day tomorrow after three solid days of working our way up the mountain.  The full team is looking forward to catching up on our hydration and doing some reading and relaxing around camp.  Then we will be all set for a summit bid.

We are hoping for good weather, the forecast looks great for the next couple of days and hopefully that holds.  Today was a beautiful day up on the fixed ropes and getting on the upper plateau of Vinson.  We are hoping for continued sun and calm weather which has been the name of the game for last two days.

All is well here.  Happy Thanksgiving to everybody back home, we are thinking about everybody.  We need to stand on the top of this mountain and then we’ll start heading back.

Take care,

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall

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Best wishes to all for a safe summit specially our two Canadian girls Christine and Veronique who by the way are respectively at their 5th and 7th summit!  Go girls go!! Bonne chance!

Posted by: Helene on 11/25/2011 at 5:27 am

Happy thanksgiving… Miss you tons:) xoxo

Posted by: Haley on 11/24/2011 at 7:34 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to you all from Beaver Creek Colorado!! Thinking about you from atop our snowy mountain!  BTW, what in heaven’s name are you having for dinner today? Keep up the good work!  lin

Posted by: Lin Bercher on 11/24/2011 at 1:54 pm

Happy turkey day & congrats’ on your progress! Thanks for all the great blogs.And special thanksgiving wishes to cheryl we’re all thinking of you & your successful summit.

Posted by: wayne on 11/24/2011 at 8:57 am

Happy Thanksgiving. Know you are all missed on this special holiday. Enjoy the journey and return home safely. A special blessing to someone in your group that is loved and missed.

Posted by: John Jaran on 11/24/2011 at 8:06 am

Happy Happy Thanksgiving:)

MAW- be safe, enjoy, and then hurry home!

Posted by: Diane on 11/24/2011 at 7:22 am

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