Today we were intending to move from Vinson base camp to low camp, which is a 9 km distance and 700 meters (2300 ft) elevation gain. It should have taken us five to six hours, however, the day before we had gone for a short 3 hour walk in the nearby … [Read more...] about Mt Vinson – Day 7
Mt Vinson, Antarctica
Mt Vinson is the highest mountain in Antarctica, and is the least climbed of all the highest summits on the 7 continents. Nabs was the second Khaleeji to climb this 4,892 metres high mountain.
The flight time from Punta Arenas to Patriot Hills was approximately 4.5 hours and I slept through most of the flight to Antarctica. We landed at 2 o’clock in the morning at Patriot Hills on the Blue Ice glacier. During the summer season, November … [Read more...] about Mt Vinson – Day 6
I woke with a start at 5AM. There was still no news about my bags, and so I began calling and emailing the airlines to try and get some news. We were warned that at 6AM we may get a call to get ready to leave. With the winds so variable, we had to … [Read more...] about Mt Vinson – Day 4
I spent most of the night on the internet and phone trying to get things ready for a hectic day. I managed to get an hours sleep before the organisers picked me up for the pre flight briefing. There was almost 40 people at the Croatian Club in Punta … [Read more...] about Mt Vinson – Day 3
After a fairly uneventful but very long flight we approached Sao Paulo in Brazil. As we were about to land in Brazil, I found out from the crew that no one’s bags had been loaded on the plane! Actually, that was an exaggeration. One suitcase was … [Read more...] about Mt Vinson – Day 2