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Vinson 6 of 7: Summit Day

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Trying To Delay The Summit It’s counterintuitive when doing a speed record attempt but I’ve actually been trying to delay our summit attempt on Vinson. We could have gone yesterday and possibly even the day before but I’ve been actively trying to encourage our team to wait. Fortunately the weather has been playing into my hands with forecasts predicting improving …

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Vinson 1 of 7: Antarctica Pre-Departure Briefing

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Pisco Sours on Antarctic Ice.      This afternoon we attended Antarctic Logistics & Expedition’s (ALE) pre-departure flight briefing covering everything from boarding procedures to weather to not feeding the penguins. It was very comprehensive and topped off with light canapés and pisco sours served on antarctic ice. From Punta Arenas we’ll be taking an Ilyushin 76 to Union Glacier …

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Project 7in4: And So It Begins!

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Well…. This Is It. No Turning Back Now!   After a hectic lead up, Project 7in4 is finally underway. Last night I arrived in Punta Arenas, our departure port for Antarctica. Today we’re going though final preparations and gear check before flying to Union Glacier, Antarctica, early tomorrow morning (weather permitting). Despite months of planning and preparing it was still …