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 with light wind. We had dinner and went to sleep.
The morning of the 21st we got up and headed to camp 1 around 12:30 pm. It was a long 9km ski that took us five hours. It was cloudy with light snow as we skied. We got to camp in a light snow storm. It was cold and our hands quickly got cold as we set up camp. We got into the tent and made hot drinks and then dinner. By 9:00 pm Ron and Ryan were snoring as I read my book. I find it difficult to sleep with 24 hours sunlight.
The forecast is not great for the next couple of days. Minus 25 degrees at high camp with 10-15 knot winds and the summit is -33 degrees with 15-25 knot winds. Not great. We will rest here at camp one today and then move to high camp tomorrow. We will then wait and see what the weather brings.
All is good and we are doing well.
Summit life! Scott out.