Team Four Continents concludes their wonderful adventure in Antarctica!

Hi, this is Garrett Madison calling in for Alpine Ascents Mount Vinson Expedition Team Four Continents.

We just flew today from Vinson Base Camp to Union Glacier Camp in Antarctica, and are now awaiting our flight back to Chile. We should be flying out tomorrow if everything goes on schedule and be back in Chile sometime tomorrow night, on the 21st of January.

So we’ve had a very successful expedition. Everybody made the summit of Mount Vinson and had a wonderful time here in Antarctica. And we’re very excited to be heading home, back to our families and friends, and back to civilization.

So this will conclude our cybercasts. It’s been a wonderful time here in Antarctica and we look forward to next season.

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