We had our first night on the Antarctic. It took some getting used to with all the light streaming in from everywhere. Ian’s air mattress blew a leak but was easily repaired and managed to stay inflated for the duration of the night .
This morning we heard there was a big system in at Mt. Vinson and we would not be flying out today – next check tonight at 8 pm. We strapped on our crampons, crossed the airstrip of blue ice and headed out to Patriot Hills. Dale is the first heart transplant patient to summit Patriot Hills to our knowledge!!!!!!
What a great day – 6 hours later and we are enjoying soup – Dale and Pat’s efforts were very tasty.
We await the word tonight about whether we will get to Mt. Vinson Base Camp.