Vinson Massif:  Team #2 Arrives Punta Arenas

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Jeff Martin | December 02, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Vinson Massif

Our second RMI Vinson Expedition is officially underway! The team all arrived this afternoon in Punta Arenas. Despite the long miles travelled in crowded planes, immigration lines, and the scrutiny of the custom’s agents, everyone made it with their luggage.
After a quick check-in at our hotel, we immediately headed off to dinner at the very popular La Marmita, where we dined on some of the best fresh and local food around. The restaurant was packed as usual, but we got right in and had a great meal.
It’s almost 11:00 pm now, and still light outside. The weather has been cold, rainy and windy in town the last few days, but that won’t really affect our plans as we will be spending the majority of time finalizing our preparations for our flight to Union Glacier. But now we have to do is relax and focus on getting a good night’s sleep.
We’ll check in tomorrow with our next update.
Best regards,
RMI Guide Jeff Martin

The RMI Team gathers in Punta Arenas.  Photo: Jeff Martin

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Larry Seaton - stay safe and try to stay warm.  Happy Climbing. Mom

Posted by: Gerri Seaton on 12/4/2013 at 11:00 am

Bill and Sara! You look great after that long trip! More fun to come. Will be following you. Love, Mom/Grandma

Posted by: Ann English on 12/3/2013 at 5:20 pm

Larry Hemingway! ... it doesn’t look like you have aged at all despite spending most of your free time this year above 14,000 feet!!  Have a safe and memorable climb!!!  Looking forward to tracking the “Southern Crew”.  Fred K

Posted by: Fred Klingbeil on 12/3/2013 at 3:29 pm

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