Vinson Massif: Stormin’ Up High and at Low Camp

Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 15, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Vinson Massif
Elevation: 9,100'

It was a storm day on Mount Vinson, so we stayed put at low camp.  You might wonder how such a day differs from the rest day we took yesterday… it isn’t very different.  We ate, we slept, we read, we listened to music, we watched TV.  The weather seemed to be improving early in the day, in that wind speeds appeared to be dropping on the peaks and ridges above us.  Our latest forecasts also suggested that we’d be rewarded for waiting as the outlook is for an easing in both wind and cloud for the next few days.  But none of that seemed to do us much good at low camp today.  The sun continually found thick clouds and murk to hide behind and so it was a cold afternoon and evening.  The team didn’t hang out for long in our dining tent after dinner… back to the sleeping bags with fingers crossed for a more useful day tomorrow. 

Best Regards,
RMI Guide Dave Hahn

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You are very experienced with “The waiting game”!

Hang in there ... taking full advantage of “resting up” in preparation of successfully “heading up” when it becomes safe and appropriate to do so.

Take care,

Fred K

Posted by: Fred Klingbeil on 12/16/2013 at 10:07 am

Hope the weather clears soon for you. Love that you can “watch TV”. You have more power than we do in the North Georgia mountains when it hits a balmy 25 degrees+. Be safe and good luck. We’re thinking of you.

Posted by: Mom/Grandma on 12/16/2013 at 8:24 am

Hope you guys can get on the move again and warm up once the weather clears. Good luck with the push to high camp. Love to Fatima, Peter

Posted by: Peter Williamson on 12/16/2013 at 4:10 am

wishing you and your team a successful summit! thanks for sharing.

Posted by: michelle on 12/16/2013 at 2:01 am

Dave and Team- Wishing you a great climb once the weather clears. Stay warm in the mean time!

Posted by: Kara on 12/15/2013 at 10:01 pm

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