In 2019 Scott Kress led a team on an adventure to Antarctica. Here’s how it went! Expeditions Antarctica Expedition 2019 Summit Team Building / October 27, 2020 Expeditions Stuck at Base Camp Expeditions Reached the summit of Mount Vinson Expeditions The never ending storm

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Team Building camp on Mount Vinson

We have completed our mission. We skied to the South Pole and we have climbed Mount Vinson. Now we are just waiting to go home. We arrived at Vinson Base Camp January 10. The next leg of our journey is a flight in a ski equipped Twin Otter twin engine prop plane about 45 minutes…

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We reached the summit of Mount Vinson at 6:35 pm January 9. We left camp in marginal conditions hoping the wind would slow and we would climb above the clouds. Both happened for us and we had a spectacular summit day. It is quite a long way from camp to the summit, a 14 km…

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It now January 8 and we have been pinned down at high camp for 4 days. It is very miserable outside the tent. The temperature is about -26c with a 20 knot wind making the windchill -46c. Too cold to go out for long. We are consuming small amounts of food and water to conserve…

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Yesterday we made the move from low camp to high camp. We felt we wanted to put ourselves into position to attempt the summit  when the weather cleared. To get to high camp we first ascended 1200m of fixed line up a 45 degree slope. With full packs this is quite the task I tell…

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We are dug in at low camp. We endured raging winds all night threatening to collapse our tents. The forecast is only getting worse over the next three days so we will need to batten down the hatches for sure. At least we are not at high camp where several team are experiencing horrific conditions…

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Team Building camp on Mount Vinson

Hello from low camp on Mount Vinson. We packed up base camp this morning and decided to go fast and light up the mountain due to our tight time schedule. We packed 5 days of food and only the essentials and set off up the trail. The route out of base camp starts pretty steep…

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South Pole Expedition

We arrived at the South Pole at 8:30pm Dec 31 just in time for New Years dinner. It was a hard journey and we faced some challenging weather and poor visibility along the way, but that is what you get when you travel by ski expedition to the South Pole. This is hard and demanding…

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The day started out beautifully with clear skies, a light wind and about -25. We packed up camp and stared to ski. As the day went on the temperature dropped and the wind increased. Regardless we were making good time. My goal was to hit 10 nautical miles today and we were doing well. The…

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December 24th -We were able to fly out of Union Glacier today and make it to our South Pole ski starting spot. Flying took a good part of the day so once we arrived we skied a very short distance just to get going. December 25th – Today I was up at 6:45am to start water…

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