December 17, 2012
Received the call from Mike Hamill early this morning, the 17th. The IL 76 is in the air. They’ll be back in Punta today and finding a nice restaurant to celebrate both their success on Vinson and with the Last Degree trip. Pretty much a perfect trip. In and out on schedule, everyone on the summit and no one gets hurt. And, I think they had a good time in the process. Pick up a copy of Mike’s new book, “Climbing the Seven Summits”, if you want to learn more about the details involved in a climb of Vinson Massif.
IMG Senior Guide, Greg Vernovage, is up next with his Vinson team hoping to fly onto the Ice on December 29. Greg will be spending Christmas at about 35,000 ft. Such is the life of a mountain guide.