Vinson Massif Climb Antarctica  •  16,067'  •  4897m

IMG Vinson Massif Climb Itinerary

Day Itinerary
Day 01Depart from home.
Day 02Arrive in Santiago and connect with flights to Punta Arenas, Chile. Night spent at our hotel in Punta Arenas.
Day 03Final equipment checks and preparations. Night spent in Punta Arenas.
Day 04Flight to Union Glacier, Antarctica-approximately 6 hours. Transfer as soon as weather permits to Vinson Base Camp in a twin-engine Otter. Camp at Vinson Base. (7,000 ft.)
Day 05Carry to Camp 1 (9,500 ft.). We cache gear here and descend to Vinson Base for the night.
Day 06Probable rest day.
Day 07Move to Camp 1 and set up camp there.
Day 08Carry to Camp 2 via fixed lines (12,373 ft.). This is the location of our high camp and we leave a cache here and then descend to Camp 1.
Day 09Probable rest day.
Day 10Move to Camp 2 and set up our high camp.
Day 11Weather and health permitting, we will make a summit bid. We will return to Camp 2 for the night.
Day 12Pack up all gear and descend to Vinson Base Camp. This takes the bulk of the day. We camp here at base camp for the night.
Day 13Return flight to the Union Glacier and connect with the transport plane for our return flight to Punta Arenas. Night spent at the hotel.
Day 14Fly from Punta Arenas to Santiago and connect with flights to the United States.
Day 15Arrive home.
Day 16-20These are contingency days that will be available to us for weather delays, additional acclimatization days or simply days for more climbing. The schedule gives us a fairly good cushion to deal with any unexpected delays or occurrences.

Please support the companies who support IMG:
Outdoor Research JanSport Eureka! Adventure Medical Kits CTT Destinations