Congratulations to the 2019/2020 Mount Sidley team who made the summit at around 22.30 UTC on 18th January.
I do not have much in the way of detail at the moment so I will update this blog as and when I do. But from what I can tell the team had good conditions. So the long wait at base camp was worth it.
The team arrived back at top camp at around 01.30 UTC on 19th January. So it was a fairly speedy descent after the almost 8 hours it took to climb the mountain.
Update – 20th January 2020
Andrew Hughes reports “We are all back safely in Union Glacier. What an unbelievable mountain experience Sidley presents all willing to venture to it and explore its heights. ”
The weather they experienced looked fabulous.
It was around a 10 hour 30 minutes round trip on summit day.
I will post a full list of summiters and update my list of Volcanic Seven Summit completers in the course of the next week or so.
In the meantime here is a picture of this season’s team and the flight crew.
For the previous blog on this trip see here.