December 9, 2010
10 for 10 on the summit of Vinson! Phil called in at 12:55pm PST today to report that the whole team made the top! Cold and windy but worth the effort!
Their next step is to get back to High Camp and then on down to Vinson Base Camp as soon as they’re able for the flight to Union Glacier and then onto South America and eventually home.
Congratulations to the entire team but we’d like to point few folks climbing for specific causes:
Alan Arnette: We’ve known Alan since he climbed Cho Oyu with IMG back in 1998. Since then he has built his website into a leading climbing news source. After his mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2003 Alan dedicated his life to raising money to help researchers find a cure. We’re proud to be working with Alan on the climbing project “Memories Are Everything: The Seven Summits For Alzheimer’s”. We hope to help Alan hit his goal of raising $1M by raising awareness for this important cause. (more info)
And Graydon Muller & Robert Marshall, who are part of the United States Air Force 7 Summits Challenge and are climbing to raise money for the The Special Operations Warrior Foundation which provides full scholarship grants and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel who die in operational or training missions and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families.
We’re proud to be a part of such great causes, way to go guys!