Category Vinson

Success on Mt Vinson

Just a quick note to let folks know that I just returned from Antartica where we were successful on Mt Vinson. About to board the plane back the US in the next hour or so. Will be a grueling 24…

We are “go” for Departure

Just been given the word. The flight has been cleared for departure. With good luck we will be in the air in less than 2 hours. Signing off from Punta Arenas.

Still In Punta Arenas

Yes, still here. The plane did not leave early. So we are back on the original schedule. Hopefully will depart today. Yesterday visibility on the ice was unlimited, but winds were gusting between 20 and 60 miles per hour. The…

Rushing to Depart

We are all rushing to get the our stuff packed correctly and the plane loaded. Looks like we may fly a day early, which would be wonderful. Apparently there has been some very bad weather over the last two weeks…

Arrived in the Southern Tip of Chile

Arrive a few hours ago in Punta Arenas after 24 hours of flying and very little sleep. A quick shower to freshen up, a little stroll down the main street and now sitting in an Internet Cafe. Flight was uneventful.…

Vinson Massif – New Expedition Company

Hit a slight hiccup in the expedition preparations. Adventure Consultants, the company I was planning to go with, cancelled the expedition I was scheduled on. A little annoying. But some last minute digging around and I found another expedition company.…

Vinson Massif – Equipment Update

It is all about the gear. Finally decided on a sleeping bag. Details of the bag can be found here. The down pants arrived today, yipee. Caroline thinks I look pretty silly walking around in my down pants. So now…

Vinson Massif – Equipment Update

So the expedition preparations for Vinson Massif are now underway. I have completed all the paperwork, including medical forms, liability waivers, airline tickets, hotel reservations, medical evacuation insurance, travel insurance, etc. The fun bit begins, which involves researching and purchasing…