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Vinson High camp

Mark called in this morn­ing to report the team is at high camp rest­ing and in high spir­its for a sum­mit attempt on Thursday.

They had a long day get­ting to camp yes­ter­day, but they all did a great job and are work­ing well as a team. They spilt up in to sep­a­rate rope teams with Jacob out in front, who arrived at high camp first and made claim to the best site there. With only one oth­er small team up there for now they will enjoy some peace and qui­et before oth­er teams move up the mountain.

Mark report­ed that it is sun­ny and calm and the great weath­er con­tin­ues to hold, although last night they expe­ri­enced some high winds. With tem­per­a­tures fore­cast­ed to be minus 23 – 28 degree Cel­sius and mod­er­ate winds up to 10 – 15 knots, things are look­ing good for a sum­mit attempt. The biggest con­cern will be winds, which drops temps sig­nif­i­cant­ly with the wind chill and increas­es the risk of frost­bite. But, for now the fore­cast is very promising!

Scott says hi to Katy and fam­i­ly and is enjoy­ing high camp and wants them to know all is well.

Rick says hi to Amy and Court­ney and wants them to know he is hav­ing a great time and looks for­ward to talk­ing soon hope­ful­ly with news of suc­cess, and hopes they are well.

Jay is hap­py chill­ing at high camp with the team as they pre­pare for the sum­mit and sends best wish­es to all.

Omar wants all to know that the weath­er gods are smil­ing on them and is hope­ful it holds for the sum­mit attempt and also is miss­ing a warm toi­let and home cooked food.

Romi wants to report that he is still alive and kick­ing, hop­ing for good weath­er win­dow for the sum­mit climb and is pray­ing for luck- maduhay!

Mark says hi to Lau­ren and Estelle and miss­es them and wish­es them well, but is pyched about the climb tomor­row and ready to go!

Stay tuned!

Pho­tos below from pre­vi­ous MM expedition:

Mov­ing up to high camp.

Tak­ing in some views from high camp.

Mov­ing in to camp.

High camp with Shinn in the background.

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