The December 26th Mountain Trip Mount Vinson Expedition arrived in Antarctica today. They traveled aboard the giant Illyushin plane that carried them from Punta Arenas, Chile to the Union Glacier base in the heart of Antarctica. The climbers on this trip are Hui Ling McCarthy, and Michael Theologos who are meeting up with their guide Joe Butler who has been in Antarctica for almost a month now climbing Mt. Vinson and some fun exploratory climbing and first ascents.
They are planning to fly from the Union Glacier base camp to the base camp for Mount Vinson a bit later this afternoon on the smaller ski equipped “Twin Otter” planes.
Click the link below to listen to the call from Joe Butler from Union Glacier in Antarctica!