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Mt. Vinson

Antarctica

Vinson Massif is the highest mountain of Antarctica, lying in the Sentinel Range of the Ellsworth Mountains, which stand above the Ronne Ice Shelf near the base of the Antarctic Peninsula. [Wikipedia]

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11th Dec 2009 Arrive in Punta Arenas Chile. Next few days get gear and all food sorted for trip.
16th Dec 2009 Leave Punta for Antarctica arriving at Patriat Hills ( PH ) around 2300hrs.
17th Dec 2009 Fly from PH to base camp BC (2100mts) arriving @ midnight.
18th Dec 2009 Rest Day.
19th Dec 2009

Pack all our gear and food and trek with sledges to low camp LC (2800mts).
20th Dec 2009 Carry gear + food to high camp HC (3700mts). Then return back to LC.
21st Dec 2009 Take down tents and trek back up to HC with all our gear.
22nd Dec 2009 0800 leave camp for summit. 1330 arrived at summit. Zero visibility and light winds. Leave summit @ 1415 for trek back to HC.
23rd Dec 2009 Leave HC and trek back to LC then onto BC.
24th/25th Dec 2009 At BC due to bad weather.
26th Dec 2009 Leave BC for ski out via penquin hill and Zapol glacier reaching Nimitz glacier around 1500hrs.
27th Dec 2009 Travel down Nimitz glacier.
28th Dec 2009 Continue on the Nimitz glacier and cross the Minnesota glacier.
29th Dec 2009 Travel up the Splettstoesser glacier towards the Schneider glacier.
30th Dec 2009 Continue along the Schneider and onto the Driscoll glacier.
31st Dec 2009 Driscoll towards the Union glacier. V strong winds and zero visibility kept us in the tent for most of the day.
01st Jan 2010 Continue on the Driscoll and cross the Union glacier camping at Urban point.
02nd Jan 2010 Travel towards Meyers hills and past weaver nunataks setting up camp only 18 km for Hercules inlet.
03rd Jan 2010 Arrive at Hercules inlet (frozen sea) at 0900 hrs. Take pic`s then return to same camp as previos night. Take down tent and continue on towards PH via ridge point.
04th Jan 2010 Arrive at PH.
06th Jan 2010 Flight from PH to Punta Arenas.

Mt. Vinson

Antarctica

Vinson Massif is the highest mountain of Antarctica, lying in the Sentinel Range of the Ellsworth Mountains, which stand above the Ronne Ice Shelf near the base of the Antarctic Peninsula. [Wikipedia]

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Date Update
11th Dec 2009 Arrive in Punta Arenas Chile. Next few days get gear and all food sorted for trip.
16th Dec 2009 Leave Punta for Antarctica arriving at Patriat Hills ( PH ) around 2300hrs.
17th Dec 2009 Fly from PH to base camp BC (2100mts) arriving @ midnight.
18th Dec 2009 Rest Day.
19th Dec 2009

Pack all our gear and food and trek with sledges to low camp LC (2800mts).
20th Dec 2009 Carry gear + food to high camp HC (3700mts). Then return back to LC.
21st Dec 2009 Take down tents and trek back up to HC with all our gear.
22nd Dec 2009 0800 leave camp for summit. 1330 arrived at summit. Zero visibility and light winds. Leave summit @ 1415 for trek back to HC.
23rd Dec 2009 Leave HC and trek back to LC then onto BC.
24th/25th Dec 2009 At BC due to bad weather.
26th Dec 2009 Leave BC for ski out via penquin hill and Zapol glacier reaching Nimitz glacier around 1500hrs.
27th Dec 2009 Travel down Nimitz glacier.
28th Dec 2009 Continue on the Nimitz glacier and cross the Minnesota glacier.
29th Dec 2009 Travel up the Splettstoesser glacier towards the Schneider glacier.
30th Dec 2009 Continue along the Schneider and onto the Driscoll glacier.
31st Dec 2009 Driscoll towards the Union glacier. V strong winds and zero visibility kept us in the tent for most of the day.
01st Jan 2010 Continue on the Driscoll and cross the Union glacier camping at Urban point.
02nd Jan 2010 Travel towards Meyers hills and past weaver nunataks setting up camp only 18 km for Hercules inlet.
03rd Jan 2010 Arrive at Hercules inlet (frozen sea) at 0900 hrs. Take pic`s then return to same camp as previos night. Take down tent and continue on towards PH via ridge point.
04th Jan 2010 Arrive at PH.
06th Jan 2010 Flight from PH to Punta Arenas.