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MT Vinson - 16,067', Antarctica's Highest Peak

High Altitude Mountaineering

A big mountain, in a cold place, would be one way to describe Mt. Vinson. But there is definitely something more to it than that. It may be the great sense of achievement you will get by climbing one of the most isolated peaks in the world. With temperatures ranging anywhere from -40 to +35 degrees Fahrenheit, you can only wonder at the ability man has at surviving let alone having fun in these conditions.

ITINERARY

Days 1,2
Depart USA and arrive in Punta Arenas. Transfer to hotel.

Day 3
Expedition preparation. Pack all gear for the flight the following day.

Day 4
Flight to Patriot hills.

Day 5
Orientation Day at Patriot hills.

Day 6
Fly to west side of Ellsworth Mountains - Set up Base Camp. Elevation 7000ft.

Day 7
Move load up the glacier to Camp 1 (9,100 ft)

Day 8
Carry to camp on the col between Vinson and Shin. Return to Camp 1.

Day 9
Move to Col Camp

Days 10-12
Summit Days. Summit Vinson Massif (16,067 ft). Climb Mt. Shin if weather permits.

Day 13
Hike back to Base Camp.

Day 14
Fly back to Patriot Hills and continuing to Punta Arenas

Day 15
Return to USA

Conditioning

A well thought out conditioning program with a planned rest for 3 to 5 days before departure seems to work for most people. At 16,067 ft / 4898m, Vinson Massif is considered a difficult high altitude climb. Some experience at high altitude is important for you to fully realize the difficulties to be encountered on the climb.

Please join Exploradus, LLC on this exciting adventure. "Exploring the world one adventure at a time.."

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Jackson, WY 83002-4166
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