The Pingüinos de la Montaña moved to High Camp looking forward to a relaxing rest day tomorrow

Hello, this is Garrett Madison calling in for the Alpine Ascents Mount Vinson expedition. Today is Thursday, January 17th and we had a great day.

We climbed up to High Camp, both teams. And we moved into High Camp, set up tents, had a nice dinner. And we’re now finally getting to bed about 2:30am on the 17th. So had a great day and looking forward to resting all day on the 17th when we get up, a late breakfast and a leisurely day.

And then our plan is to do our summit climb the following day, on the 18th. So all’s well, everyone’s doing really good here on Vinson and we’ll check in soon.

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