December 29, 2013
IMG guides Greg Vernovage, Aaron Mainer and their team are on a roll. They took off last night aboard an IL76 from Punta Arenas, Chile, heading south. A short night was spent at Union Glacier, approximately 80 degree S. latitude. This morning they were on another flight aboard a Twin Otter heading for Vinson base camp. Their camp is now built and the team is preparing for a carry tomorrow to C1 at around 10,000 ft on Vinson. Like most expedition climbs, a carry and then a move to a higher camp is sort of standard procedure. Greg reported clear skies and almost no wind. Remember, it’s light 24/7 that far south at this time of year. No headlamps required on a Vinson climb.