Yesterday we left Union Glacier base camp and started to ski across the Union Glacier. Our plan was to ski to the mountains in the distance and do some climbing. However after four hours and 15km we did not seem to be getting any closer. We set up camp in the middle of this huge [...]
Back in Contact (from Scott) We are back at Union Glacier now. We have been experiencing email problems so I have not been able to send a blog until now. On Nov 21 we moved from base camp to low camp. It was a beautiful but long ski through a magnificent valley of 9km. We [...]
Updated by Susan Hello from Scott!! We had a very pleasant surprise today when the phone rang and it was Scott calling from Mt. Vinson base camp. It was so great to hear his voice. He is disappointed and frustrated that he has not been able to get his blog emails to send from the [...]
Reflections on the climb By Ryan Waters, Mountain Professionals “A special climb of a beautiful mountain in one of the most remote spots in the world. It has been a pleasure for us to be here in the highest mountain range of Antarctica. Of special note on this climb; Scott Kress has completed his Seven [...]
Here is another post on the Mount Vinson Expedition from Ryan Waters: “Everyone is feeling great and we are enoying the warm tents in the sunshine of Antarctica! We had an awesome summit experience and enjoyed coming down today with all our gear in sleds behind us.” Rest day tomorrow, more soon!” Ryan Waters, Mountain [...]
The whole team reached the summit of Vinson today at 4:30 pm Chile time.
Vinson Base Camp On November 19 we were delayed until 11:50 pm for takeoff. The 4.5 hour flight landed us at union glacier at 4:30am. We had some food and waited to fly to Vinson. We arrived at Vinson base Camp at around 4pm on the 20th and set up camp. It was -15c sunny [...]
Exploring Punta Arenas Another day in Punta Arenas is another day closer to flying to Antarctica. The Norwegian South Pole team was put on notice to be ready for a call to the Airport Friday morning between 6am and 9am. This means we are next and will most likely fly Saturday morning and then hopefully [...]
we are still here in Punta Arenas along with countless others who are also waiting.