Ascent of Vinson Massif on 2009-01-16
|Date:||Friday, January 16, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||16050 ft / 4892 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDifficult climb with difficult team; Adventure Consultants Mark Sedon was guide and good; delays in Chile due to weather; ended up losing 2 climbers (who turned back at Patriot Hills) due to delays and loss of timing; Nutcase named Adrian Budge was a poorly trained climber in good shape; first real climb; ceo of some port producer; aristocrat with attitude; made life difficult all the way up and almost sabotaged the trip by forcing us to climb a day earlier than scheduled; still summited
Very cold to -30C in tent after climb; felt hypothermic, but recovered; difficult coming down with wet feet in boots; climb up the fixed lines was tough; I was very much physically out of shape (probably 30 pounds overweight), so made it a very difficult trip, but successful
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