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Keith and Brian are safely back in Punta Arenas and have spent their first night in three weeks in a real bed! All that's left between them and home is some minor gear organizing, a thorough body washing, and a couple flights back to North America... I'd like to pass along our team's thanks to everyone who took the time to follow the expedition. Both the Last Degree ski and Vinson teams were more cheerful knowing there were people out there following along.
If you're interested in following more of our expeditions, check back in this April for a full season of North Pole adventures! Until then, we're signing off.
The good weather they were waiting for today did not arrive, so as of this evening the team is still socked in at Vinson Base Camp. There is another potential opening tomorrow, but we'll just have to wait and see. In other news, tragedy struck yesterday evening when they ran out of rum. Details on this event are still forthcoming, but we aren't sure how many more days Keith and Brian can last without a resupply of libations.
Check back in tomorrow for an update on their travel schedule out of Vinson and on to Punta Arenas.
Keith and Brian had another relaxing day at Vinson Basecamp, socked in by clouds and snow. They are finishing off the rest of their "special meals", today's main meal being beef burritios. There has been rougly 6in (10cm) of fresh snow over the last 24 hours, coating everything in fresh powder...
Keith and Brian have been resting the day away at Vinson Basecamp. The clouds have come in close so there won't be any flights coming in to get them for at least 24 hours. Luckily the company is good and the hours of rest are sorely needed. Check back in tomorrow for updates on their travel back home!
Keith and Brian are afely back to Vinson Basecamp after 4.5 hours of sunny downclimbing today. Now the waiting game begins for a Twin Otter flight back to Union Glacier. There are 15 other climbers also waiting for a ride out, with 10 others still coming down off the mountain...