December 5, 2012
Talked to Mike Hamill at 2:20 pm. Mike and team had just returned to high camp from the summit of Vinson. 10 hours, round trip. Everyone shook hands on the summit and the weather was quite good. Mike played this one just right. After their carry to high camp, the team waited at C1 instead of trying to battle the winds up high. When the weather broke, they were in perfect position to head to high camp and summit the following day. Great job, gang. They’ll return all the way to Vinson base tomorrow. Then, it’s simply a matter of waiting until it’s time to fly. Great Vinson trip with a great team.
We’ll let everyone know when they get down and also when it looks like they’ll be able to fly off the Ice. No hurry – they’re enjoying their time on the Ice.