January 7, 2012
Just a quick note to let everyone following Greg Vernovage and team that they were able to get down to Vinson base camp the day following their summit. And, as luck would have it, they were on a Twin Otter that same afternoon and on their way to the Union Glacier. Union Glacier is where the IL 76 lands to bring folks to and take people off the Ice. This is a huge step. Now, it’s simply a matter of relaxing, eating and drinking until the IL arrives. That probably happens about the 12th. No sweat – Union Glacier camp is about as good as it’s going to get at 80 degrees south latitude.
Another great season on the Ice is complete. 100% period. All climbers and all guides on the summit and not a scratch. We’ll take it. Congratulations, team.