December 13th, 2017
The team was able to fly from Vinson base camp to Union Glacier camp today. A small step but an important one. They are now totally comfortable in the big ALE base camp, with all meals prepared for them and served in a large, heated mess tent with tables and chairs and 24 hour hot water. Life is good.
Flight to Punta Arenas is scheduled now for the 15th, at the earliest. Weather still is the determining factor. Time to read, talk, play cards and eat, with a cup of coffee or tea in your hand the entire time. No one is suffering. In a couple of days they’ll all be home and missing the beauty that is Antarctica. We’ll let you know when they fly.