Team summits Mount Vinson together in spectacular weather!

Hello, this is Garrett Madison calling in for the Alpine Ascents Mount Vinson expedition.

Today’s January 4th and it’s 4:30pm and currently the whole team is standing on the summit of Mount Vinson! We’re all up here together, it’s a perfect day: no wind, no clouds. We get incredible views, 360 degrees of all the mountains here. It’s really a fantastic day! I’m really glad everybody made it to the summit.

It’s just been a spectacular climb and we’re looking forward to getting back down to High Camp here in a few hours and having a nice dinner and enjoying more of this good weather. So everyone’s great and we’ll check in soon.


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