Rescue On Vinson

I blogged about this story back in December when it occurred, but has finally gotten the details on that rescue on Vinson that occurred when weather stranded climbers attempting to descend following summit attempts.

What followed was three very tense days, as climbers ran low on food and fuel, suffered the cold and frostebite, and dangerous falls into crevasses. The story is told by Ian Barker, a gudie for Jagged Globe, who was leading an expedition on Vinson at the time. It’s a harrowing read to say the least, and perhaps Barker has his own Into Thin Air story here. But with a happier ending.

Kraig Becker

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