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Madness expedition to Mount Vinson: Located at a
latitude of 78 degrees 35 minutes south and 85
degrees 25 minutes west longitude, Vinson is found
in the Ellsworth Mountains. The 16,077 foot summit
is the highest point on the continent of Antarctica.
For most that have the unique opportunity to join an
expedition like this, their definition of wilderness
will be redefined. Isolated and starkly beautiful,
the icy continent of Antarctica is beyond
description and offers an adventure of a lifetime
for team members.
Last steps to summit
photo by: Mark Gunlogson
leave Punta Arenas in Chile for the six-hour flight to Patriot Hills. Then the
flight takes them over Tierra del Fuego, past the Antarctic Circle and on to
Patriot Hills. From there they make a one-hour flight to basecamp. With sleds
loaded they move up the mountain, establishing two or three camps before the
summit attempt. From high camp the final climb consists of moderate snow and
technical terms the climb is considered moderate, but cold temperatures (minus
20-30 degrees Fahrenheit are not uncommon) and strong winds often increase the
challenge. However, during the austral summer there is usually less than
18 inches of snow and 24 hours of daylight
contributes to our success on the climb.
This expedition is led by Christine Boskoff.
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