December 2, 2017
Good news this morning from Antarctica. Weather improved and our team was part of the first wave to fly from Union Glacier over to Vinson base camp. Justin called via sat phone to let me know they were digging out our cache at Vinson base, getting tents up, sorting gear and preparing to get a carry in this afternoon. That’s all very good news. He reported that weather was quite good at VBC, and they were anxious to begin their climb. All members are healthy and anxious to get the crampons on and start walking. We’ll take it.
The team needs at least 6 climbing days with reasonable weather to get up and down from
VBC. Fingers, as always, are crossed.