Vinson begins

Hello friends, family and loved ones?

This is Vern Tejas and Lakpa Rita Sherpa reporting in from the tip of South America. Together we are guiding Alpine Ascents first expedition of the season to Vinson Masiff, the highest mountain in all of Antarctica. The whole team has arrived in Punta Arenas and importantly so has all of their equipment. We a tremendous welcome dinner feast

And we are headed to bed for some sorely missed shuteye. We have a lot on our plate for tomorrow with final preparations before we can fly to “The Ice”. Please join us as we tackle this uniquely remote peak at the bottom of the world.

All my best,
Vern Tejas


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