January 13, 2022
After a nice trek to Low Camp yesterday, IMG Senior Guide Jonathan Schrock reported the the Team is up and ready to move into Low Camp today. The climb to Low Camp on Vinson is just fantastic. Doing the physical preparation before the trip is important. If you have done your homework the day on the trail is as enjoyable as any day in the mountains. The scenery never gets old and the route to Low Camp is over mellow terrain. Half way point is notably called “Half Camp.” Climbers rarely if ever use Half camp these days but is it a great landmark and after climbing a short incline, the team slowly rolls over the hills into Low Camp. On Vinson, we always say; “once you see Low Camp, don’t stare at it too long, it could move further away!” In short, you can see camp for a long time before arriving.
The team will get settled in tonight and take a rest day tomorrow before making plans for the next section of the climb.
All is well on Vinson!