Team Pancake sleeping in, flying, eating great food, and relaxing after arriving at Union Glacier to await a flight out

Hey there friends, family, and loved ones, this is Team Pancake checking in from Union Glacier.

We slept all day long after a long, hard descent from the top of Mount Vinson. And we were woken up by the sound of airplanes and we were able to jump on the second flight from Mount Vinson to Union Glacier. So we left, and have now had a great dinner, and set up our tents. And we’re on Union Glacier, which is the next stepping stone to returning back to the real world and civilization. Currently we’re slated to be here for a couple days so we’re going to find some things to do.

And you can share the adventure with us, by staying tuned: the same station, same dial. That’s us here at Team Pancake. Talk to you soon, ciao, ciao for now.

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