Vinson Massif: Snow Sculpture Contest at VBC

Posted by: | December 16, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Vinson Massif
Elevation: 7,200'

Another day drifting in the Vinson Basecamp milk bottle, surrounded by whiteness.  Except it was fun.  The RMI team competed in a snow sculpture contest with the New Zealand team and the German Team today.  TA built a Canadian living room replica, complete with couch, fireplace, TV and maple leaf.  Then she joined Mindy and I in constructing a team of sled dogs pulling a sled and a towering and imposing Amundson, arriving at the Pole.  We’ll concede that he was so massive that his dog team appeared to be composed of puppies, rabbits and squirrels.  The German guide, Reigner, built an impressive titanic replica.  Vlado made snow angels inside his tent.  After dinner the ALE staff judged the artwork and found each and every climber to be deserving of a cold beverage.  Twenty of us, from 11 countries, sat in the basecamp headquarters tent for that beverage and a fine custard desert and received the good news that the ALE Twin Otters had just departed South Pole bound for Union Glacier.  If our weather shapes up by morning, things could start happening fast.  Or not.  We shall see.

Best Regards
RMI Guide Dave Hahn

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Wishing you sunny day tomorrow! Enjoy hte rest of this moment Vlado, it will never come back same way.
Talk to you soon

Posted by: maria on 12/16/2011 at 11:00 pm

Enjoy the moment Mindy - such a fantastic experience & result!
We’re missing you here at home!
Love dean

Posted by: dean on 12/16/2011 at 10:14 am

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