We are happy to report that our Mt. Vinson team led by Scott summited at 6:35 pm on January 9th.
“We left camp in marginal conditions hoping the wind would slow and we would climb above the clouds. Both happened for us and we had a spectacular summit day. It is quite a long way from camp to the summit but we made the round trip in 8.5 hours with 45 minutes on the summit. It was a beautiful view with Antarctica peaks all around us. We did not get back to camp until after 9pm so for a quick snack and a drink and went to bed. The next morning we woke to blue sky and a light wind. We packed up camp and made the 8 hour trip back to base camp. We are now waiting with about 60 other climbers to fly back to union glacier but there have been no flights for 8 days due to bad weather.”