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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

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. [+] READ MORE

January 13, 2010

Vinson Dispatch: Preparations for Move to Camp 1!

We just got a call from guide Willie Benegas, reporting on the expedition in Antarctica!  Our Vinson-Massif team is doing very well.

They arrived at base camp last night.  This morning, Willie reported, there were winds gusting to 25 kilometers/hour, but the temperatures were mild, so the group went on a day hike to get their bearings.  When we spoke to Willie tonight, the group was preparing for tomorrow’s move to Camp 1.  


January 12, 2010

Vinson Update!

We just got off the phone with Willie, who was excited to report that after several days of strong winds, the weather has finally cleared enough for the Madness team to leave the mainland!  After a beautiful flight, Willie, Shawn, Suzanne, Johnny, and Mike arrived on the ice at 3AM this morning. [+] READ MORE