Mount Vinson December 2010 Expedition News.
The Team Robin Beadle (Leader)
27th December SUCCESS – Robin and the team reached the highest summit in Antarctica today at 12:30pm local time
31st December – The team will fly home from Punta Arenas tomorrow and arrive in the UK on the 2nd Jan.
27th December SUCCESS – Robin and the team reached the highest summit in Antarctica today at 12:30pm local time, taking only 4 hours from Camp 2. They have had amazing weather the last couple of days. On Christmas day they climbed Knutzen Peak (3370m) and then moved up to camp 2 yesterday. The team all said it feels very surreal to be at the summit of one of the coldest places on earth in shorts and t-shirt weather, which is certainly not the norm. Well done to everyone and we wish them a safe journey back.
22nd December – The team are now at Camp 1 sitting out some bad weather. They have established camp 2, so are now just waiting for the weather to come good and then they can make their attempt for the summit.
19th December – The team are now at Camp 1 and have made excellent progress. They will make a carry to Camp 2 tomorrow. The weather is looking like it is about to change so the team believe they can get this first carry out of the way and then head down to base camp for a rest while the weather is not so good.
17th December – They got the weather break they needed. Robin and the team landed on Antarctica yesterday evening at the Union Glacier the new base for travel to Vinson BC. From the landing site they had a 6km minibus ride to the base where a welcome meal was waiting for them. After the meal they would then take off again and fly to Vinson base camp.
14th December – The team finally arrived in Punta Arenas six hours late due to flight delays. This meant they had a very busy day on the 15th with final preparations and briefings. Providing the weather is good the team are due to fly to Antarctica on the 16th.
13th December – The team will depart the UK today.