Hey there friends, family, and loved ones, this is Alpine Ascents second expedition of the season on Mount Vinson. We did really well today.
We moved out of Union Glacier and flew; the weather was good and we were able to fly. It’s actually much nicer up here at Vinson Base Camp on the Branscomb Glacier than it was down on Union Glacier, less wind and seemingly more sun.
Anyway, everybody’s getting in the swing of things. We started practicing our knots and glacier skills, along with just getting set up at the Camp. Everybody’s well versed in how to set and pitch a tent correctly. And a great day ends with a great dinner and everybody’s gone to bed early to get over their jetlag.
So tomorrow we’re going to work more definitely on crevasse rescue skills and rigging. So stay tuned and find out how we’re doing tomorrow. And sweet dreams, ciao ciao for now!