January 6, 2012
Got the call on the evening of the 5th from Greg saying they were back at high camp after a successful summit climb. 100% on top. Not the best day we’ve ever seen in Antarctica but good enough. And, good enough is just fine. Summit day on Vinson is always long and tiring but a good night’s sleep, some food and hot drinks and they’ll be ready to pack up the morning of the 6th and begin the descent to Vinson base camp. One long day is all it will take. Then, the waiting game begins. The plane will get in when weather allows and all the other teams are down and ready to fly home.
Nice job, team.