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Vinson Massif: Hahn & Team Take a Stroll Around Union Camp

It is possible that someone picked out the shape of the sun behind the clouds today… at some point.  But most of us just saw light snow falling from thick, low, constantly gray skies.  The wind took a break, which certainly made sleeping easier last night.  At breakfast, the notice was already up on a whiteboard “no flights today” with a frowny face after it.  No suspense.  My team made the best of it.  We went out at mid morning for a trudge around the marked 10k course.  It hasn’t been groomed lately, but we found the walking to be manageable without too much sinking in.  Call it a day of walking in beach sand.  With the usual slight danger of freezing one’s face, hands and feet at the beach.
We were back at Union Camp for lunch and afternoon lectures.  Following dinner, ALE guide Rob Smith gave a riveting talk on climbing K2 this past July.
Anybody’s guess as to whether the weather will break to allow a flight tomorrow.  Eddie, the Kiwi cat driver extraordinaire, doubled the height of our already impressive snow wall.  We can handle a small hurricane now. 

Best Regards,
RMI Guide Dave Hahn


Comments (3)

Please come home to us. We realize you won’t make it for Christmas but you will be in our thoughts. Sending much love.
Kathy

Posted by: Kathy on

Hang in there Matt! Hope the weather clears soon. Best wishes, Chuck and Leslie

Posted by: Chuck Immel on

I may only know one of you out there in the ice waiting for that plane but each and every one of you are in my thoughts, hoping that you will be home in time for Christmas. Your accomplishments have put a smile on my face and I’m thankful for these updates!

Posted by: Susie Lambert on

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