Thursday, December 16, 2010

Greetings from Antarctica!

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!


1 comment:

White Feather said...

Hi Susanne,
I liked your map of Union Glacier
but where is Mount Vinson in relation to it? And what is the altitude the Mallory family will be reaching compared to Everest. Plus, what are the other mountains they have climbed already and in which continents are they located? Has any one else done all seven mountains? Keep up the great reporting!