Vinson Massif: Summit!

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Seth Waterfall, Billy Nugent | November 26, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Vinson Massif
Elevation: 16,067'

Hey, this is Dave Hahn, and I’m on the summit of Vinson with a wonderful team. I’m with Billy Nugent, Seth Waterfall, and eight very strong climbers. We had a wonderful day. We got up on top at 4:45 in the afternoon. We headed out of camp this morning at 9:30, it all went really well and we lucked out on the weather. We’ve got blue sky and sunshine. On the top right now with gloves off and it’s just a beautiful day.  We’re all feeling extremely lucky.  We will give a call again from our high camp, when we get back there. I don’t expect to have too many troubles getting back there as everybody’s climbing really well.  Everybody seems quite happy here on the highest point in Antarctica, 16,067 feet. There we are. Very good.

RMI Guide Dave Hahn

Vinson Massif Route RMI Guide Dave Hahn leading climbers onto the summit ridge of Vinson Massif.  Photo: Seth Waterfall RMI Guides Billy Nugent and Seth Waterfall on the summit of Vinson Massif. Photo: Seth Waterfall

Dave Hahn from the Vinson Summit

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Congratulations Everyone!  Sounds awesome!

Posted by: cheryl on 11/27/2011 at 12:02 pm

Great job Billy and team. We’re so proud of your accomplishments.

Posted by: Jan Minorini on 11/27/2011 at 8:09 am

Congratulations! Get back safely!

Posted by: Birgitta Schindler on 11/26/2011 at 8:45 pm

Congrats Dave and Team :)

Posted by: Quazi Shahriar Rahman on 11/26/2011 at 7:17 pm

Congratulations to the whole Team!  Have a safe trip back.  David, one more to go!!!!

Posted by: Lou Krause on 11/26/2011 at 5:46 pm

Congratulations Big-D!  Way to go RMI Team and climbers!
Get down safe and back to show off your photos of the trip.

Posted by: TRACY OWENS on 11/26/2011 at 5:27 pm

Congrats to you all!!!!!!!  Savor the views!!
Be safe MAW, now get back down and get home:)

Posted by: Di on 11/26/2011 at 5:06 pm

Congratulations! Special shout out to Mark Wilkins who just can’t stop climbing. Get down safe…

Posted by: Madhu on 11/26/2011 at 4:57 pm

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