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Vinson: Team V5 back in Punta Arenas

Hello friends and family, this is Jangbu and Ari reporting for Alpine Ascents Vinson V5 team. The team made it back to civilization at Punta Arenas this morning.

We had an early morning flight from Union Glacier Camp to Punta Arenas. Some of our team members were able to change their flight and went back home this afternoon. Rest of us are gonna be in town for few days before we all head back home. Thanks everyone for following us along the way to journey to climb Mt Vinson, the highest peak in Antarctica. We all had an amazing time on this expedition, we had great experiences with weather on this trip and never going to forget this memories.

I personally would like to thank every member of our team for being a great member of this expedition and would like to wish everyone for their future endeavors. Thanks everyone again for following along the way and wanna make call that this would be the last post for our Vinson V5 team for this season.

Guide team,

Jangbu & Ari

Vinson: Team V5 Prepares to Fly Back to Punta Arenas

Vinson: Team V5 Descends All the Way to Union Glacier

Vinson: Team V5 Returns to Camp After Summit Success

Vinson: Team V5 Makes it to the Summit!

Very well done. Sam and Lakpa were excellent. Logistics were great. The team all had solid experience. Food was high quality. Sam and Lakpa worked very well together. Timely briefings. Clear expectations. Responsive to questions. It would be a privilege to climb with either or both of them again.

Disembarking on the ice from our Illuyshin 76 private jet. Mount Vinson, Antarctica. Photo: Monika Witkowska
Moving to Base Camp from our Twin Otter landing strip. Mount Vinson, Antarctica. Photo: Monika Witkowska
Mount Vinson, Antarctica. Photo: Monika Witkowska
Mount Vinson, Antarctica. Photo: Monika Witkowska
Mount Vinson, Antarctica. Photo: Monika Witkowska
Mount Vinson, Antarctica. Photo: Monika Witkowska
Mount Vinson, Antarctica. Photo: Monika Witkowska
Mount Vinson, Antarctica. Photo: Monika Witkowska
Neighboring Mount Shinn from High Camp. Mount Vinson, Antarctica. Photo: Monika Witkowska
High Camp. Mount Vinson, Antarctica. Photo: Monika Witkowska
Summit Ridge. Mount Vinson, Antarctica. Photo: Monika Witkowska
Vinson Summit. Lakpa Rita Sherpa becomes the first Sherpa to summit Mount Vinson, and the Seven Summits. Photo: Andy Tyson
Plenty of daylight. Mount Vinson, Antarctica. Photo: Monika Witkowska
Mount Vinson, Antarctica. Photo: Monika Witkowska
Climbing towards summit ridge. Mount Vinson, Antarctica. Photo: Monika Witkowska
Ralaxing at Union Glacier Camp. Mount Vinson, Antarctica. Photo: Monika Witkowska
Mount Vinson, Antarctica. Photo: Monika Witkowska

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