December 27, 2009
Vinson Climb #2 is underway. Several of the team members arrived in Punta Arenas (Chile) a day early. Guides George Dunn and Eric Remza departed Seattle the day after Christmas and are arriving in Punta now.
Lots to do. Gear needs to be checked, last minute food purchases get made and there is an orientation with ALE, the flight service, tomorrow morning. With luck, the group will board the IL 76 sometime on the 29th and begin the 4 hour flight to 80 degree south latitude and the Patriot Hills. Stay tuned.