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Vinson 2019 First Team Flies from Union Glacier to Vinson Basecamp

Vinson 2019-20 First Team Arrives

Hello Everyone,

Once the entire group arrived yesterday we did an informative orientation, a gear check, and then finished the evening with a Welcome dinner. Everyone arrived with all of their luggage, which is always a great way to start an expedition. Today we have completed the check-in process for our flight down to Antarctica and will have a briefing on our flight in a couple hours. Things are moving quite quickly here and it looks like we will be flying this afternoon!

The next update will more than likely be from Antarctica. We will be coming up with a team name soon but for now you can follow along with our unnamed team here!

Ben Jones

Vinson 2019-20 Season Set to Begin!

Hello Everyone,

Guide Jangbu Sherpa and myself are packing, shopping, and preparing for our first climb of the season on the southern most continent and the highest peak there: Mt Vinson. We will be picking up half of the group today and the rest of the team members tomorrow to begin this expedition. We look forward to 4 different teams and expeditions for our 2019-2020 season on the ice. We’ll be keeping you updated here for all of the fun this season. Stay tuned and follow along!

Ben Jones

Vinson Team Shackleton’s Revenge Signing Off!

Congrats team on a safe and successful expedition!


Vinson Team Shackleton’s Revenge Return to the Tip of the Americas



Vern and Ben were fantastic and Vinson was one of the more memorable climbs I’ve been on.

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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