December 28, 2011
The second Vinson trip for the season has officially begun.
IMG guide, Greg Vernovage, and crew are in Punta getting ready to head to the Ice. ALE, the flight service, conducted a briefing this morning for all climbers flying to Vinson. Final prep/packing followed and the team will have their gear picked up shortly at the hotel and taken to the airport to be loaded on the plane. Then, the team stays on ready alert until flight conditions are a go and they head to the airport. Could be tonight but more likely sometime tomorrow. Weather has to be right for this close to 2000 mile flight.
Stay tuned. We’ll keep everyone updated.