MM Collection
Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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January 20, 2010

The waiting game at Base Camp

The plane the group is waiting for at base camp. (from previous MM expedition)

Willie called from Vinson. They whole team is in base camp and playing the waiting game. They arrived yesterday and are hoping to be able to fly to Patriot Hills tomorrow. It is cloudy and the weather is variable right now. They had a long, hard day getting back to base camp with temperatures that started very cold, fluctuating to very hot, and then quite cold again. Willie said that due to an inversion system, temps were worse down low and it was the coldest he's ever been. The Vinson climbing season is officially over now and the mountain is closed. Our team is at the mercy of the weather and hoping to get back to Patriot Hills in time to make their tentatively scheduled return to Punta Arenas on January 23rd. They are eating hamburgers, resting and everyone is in good spirits. Just waiting for now. Will call again to update later.