December 7, 2012
The IL 76 is in the air. Tim and John will be in Punta in time for a late supper. Mike and Vanessa will be staying, joining the ALE group to do the Last Degree. They’ll fly out to 89 degrees South and then ski the last 100 km to the Pole. Takes about a week and the plane will pick them up at the Pole. Pretty cool way to cap off a successful Vinson expedition.
We’ll post any new from Mike and Vanessa during their ski to the Pole so don’t go too far away.
Read what Mike has to say about the Vinson climb in his new book – “Climbing the Seven Summits”. Published by Mountaineers Books, it’s a great read and a great resource.
Greg Vernovage will be flying on Christmas day, meeting the next crew in Punta on December 27th.