Author Archive for: ‘Jake Norton’

A Small First Ascent of the LiRye Face

It’s not often that we get an opportunity to go to an area and do a first ascent, especially of …

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Weather Delays & Changing Plans in Antarctica

Unpredictable…that is somewhat of the motto for climbing in general, but especially down here in Antarctica. Read my most recent …

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Low Clouds and No Flights in Antarctica

Not much happening here at Vinson Basecamp today. During the night, a storm blew in with low, dense clouds, rendering …

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Beautiful Lines in a Sea of White

We had another great day skiing here in Antarctica. And, tomorrow we fly off to find an untouched summit to …

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Great Skiing on the Branscomb Glacier

We had a great first day skiing here on the Branscomb Glacier, just outside of Vinson Basecamp. Some beautiful light …

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Rest Day at Vinson, Ready to Ski

A much-needed rest and production day here at Vinson Basecamp today. Ed, Cindy, David, and Ben flew out to Union …

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A Frigid Summit on Vinson

We reached the top of Mount Vinson yesterday under clear, but cold, skies. We had temperatures in the realm of …

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Ready for the Summit of Mount Vinson

We moved up today under heavy loads from Low to High Camp. Weather is great, and we’re looking forward to …

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Storms Arrive on Vinson

We made a carry today from Low Camp to High Camp on Vinson. The continent has finally showed some of …

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Moving Up in the Land of Ice and Water

category: dispatch, mountainworld news, first ascent Our team is here at Low Camp on Mount Vinson, and all is well. …

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