Greetings from Antarctica – a spectacular vast expanse of ice with rugged rock mountains.
We received a phone call at 10:00 am this morning that we had 45 minutes to get ready. We left Punta Arenas airport on the Russian Ilyshin aircraft, arriving 4 hours later at the Union Glacier camp. The weather was so good that about two hours later we left on a Twin Otter for our one and a quarter hour flight to Vinson Base Camp where we have our first look at the peak of Mount Vinson.
Tomorrow we start to acclimatize – maybe climb a small mountain.
Wow – what a view!