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Vinson Massif: Team Returns to Vinson Basecamp

The stretch of fine weather held just long enough for us to pack up high camp and drop on down the fixed ropes.  By mid-day as we neared low camp, we could see cloud caps forming on the mountain tops.  We repacked for sled-hauling and set out for basecamp.  Travel conditions were smooth and easy and our biggest concern became preventing sunburn.  We made it into base at 5:30 PM and joined several other teams hoping to fly to Union Glacier.  The ski-equipped twin otters have apparently been quite busy these last few days, but their intention was to make several trips to Vinson tonight.  The first flight made it in about 45 minutes ago and it is now 11:40 PM We would be on the third flight if they choose to go on through the night.  So perhaps around 4 AM we’ll get a shot… But in the meantime, our tents are up and it is time for a nap.

Best regards,

RMI Guide Dave Hahn


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Hello, this is hrishi from Hong Kong. Hearty Congratulations to you all for the successful expedition!

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