Team Four Continents acclimatized at Low Camp practice on Fixed Lines while delaying their move to High Camp until the winds lessen above them

Hi, this is Garrett Madison calling in for the Alpine Ascents Mount Vinson climb in Antarctica with Team Four Continents. Again that’s Hugo from the Netherlands, Ron from Australia, and Samina and Mirza from Pakistan, and myself of course, from the United States.

We had a wonderful day today resting at Low Camp and also going part way up the Fixed Ropes towards High Camp. We acclimatized a bit by climbing up the Fixed Ropes and also got to practice what it’s like climbing on Fixed Lines.

A nice day here in Low Camp; it started off very windy, but the winds did die down later on. And we delayed our move up to High Camp probably by a day or so. Winds are reported to be pretty strong up at High Camp and the summit right now, so we’re just biding our time down here at Low Camp, taking care of ourselves, relaxing and waiting for our move to High Camp with good weather.

Everyone’s doing well and we’re having fun here on Mount Vinson. And we look forward to checking in soon.

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