Brandon and Kristine made the most of a down day at Low Camp yesterday (Dec 21st). They went and climbed a nearby 13,000 foot peak, which only gets climbed about once a year. How cool is that? The peak had a nice little scramble and glacier climb that led up to the summit and a great view of Vinson.
They went to bed around 10:00pm in their -40F sleeping bags, and said it was “really really cold outside”. The forecast was calling for more high winds at High Camp today and they may choose to spend another day at Low Camp to let them die down. Fortunately their schedule gives them a full 10 days on the ice for exactly this reason.