Mount Vinson team is at High camp!

The team made the long, physically demanding ascent up to High Camp today.  Everyone did great, but this is one of the hardest days of the entire expedition, and they are looking forward to a day of rest tomorrow.


A Mountain Trip team approaching High Camp, with Mount Shinn in the background.

High Camp is a tough place, with a bit of shelter from the intense winds that can hammer the upper part of Mount Vinson, but just a bit…  The team is nestled in Hilleberg tents, specifically designed for arctic and antarctic use.  The views from this height of about 12,500 feet of elevation.  One of the more special sights is to see the ice below stretch off until it meets the blue of the horizon!

Vinson view

The view from High Camp is stunning!

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