Tag: Antarctica

Vinson 2019 First Team Climbs up to High Camp in Perfect Weather

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Team No Problem departs Antarctica!

Hello friends, family and loved ones! We had great luck today with a complicated logistics. The clouds lifted at Vinson base camp this morning so we dropped our tents and packed our bags. The fog gathered again to threaten our … Continue reading

Vinson Team No Problem Flying to the Ice

Great news, the winds have dropped at Union glacier, Antarctica. So we are excited about flying across the Drake passage to the last continent.
Security checked and boarding.
All our best,Ben Jones and Vern Tejas

Vinson Team No Problem Returns to Basecamp

https://alpineascentsvinson.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/audio-post-2018-01-18-02-18-22.mp3

Team No Problem Summits Vinson in Perfect Conditions!

https://alpineascentsvinson.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/audio-post-2018-01-17-00-01-11.mp3

Vinson Team No Problem Acclimatizes at High Camp

https://alpineascentsvinson.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/audio-post-2018-01-15-02-04-45.mp3

Vinson Team No Problem Climbs to High Camp

https://alpineascentsvinson.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/audio-post-2018-01-14-02-31-32.mp3

Vinson Team No Problem Solid on Skills

https://alpineascentsvinson.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/audio-post-2018-01-12-23-35-47.mp3

Vinson Team No Problem Enjoys Sunshine at Low Camp

Vinson Team 3 now Team No Problem

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