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Biding Their Time at Vinson Base

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!

 

Back to Basecamp

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...

Vinson Summit Day

They've made the summit! Despite not having had a rest in a while, Keith and Brian decided to go for the summit today as the weather is only getting more challenging over the next few days. 6.5hrs of travel took them to the "top of the bottom of the world" where they didn't stay for long due to the cold and wind.

Cruising Up to High Camp

Keith and Brian made outstanding progress up the mountain today and are currently resting at High Camp. They described it as a real tough but fun day. They took off from low camp late this morning once the sun had risen and temperatures rose. The route up the fixed lines took them 6.5hrs in light winds and warm temperature. Now they are taking a long, well-deserved rest. Tomorrow morning they will make the decision to go for the summit or continue recuperating for a while longer. 

First Day on the Mountain

Keith and Brian woke up this morning ready to hit the trail again. They had breakfast at 8AM, said goodbye to the rest of the South Pole Ski team, and boarded a plane bound for Vinson Base Camp. Upon arrival, they met with several climbers that had been on the mountain for the last two weeks enduring some adverse conditions, but our team of two quickly organized and continued for 4 hours up to Low Camp.

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