Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Greetings from Santiago, Chile! The last few days have been a little bit of a blur. Within a few hours of getting down to Vinson Base Camp we were wisked away to Patriot Hills in a Twin Otter airplane. The next day (after repacking, eating many quesodillas, and numerous games of hearts) The IL76 came in (amazingly) on schedule. We took off around 1o pm and got into Punta Arenas at about 3 am and to our hotel at 4am. After a short rest and a much needed shower, we got our flight arrangements taken care of at the LAN Chile office and then off to the airport. All of the team members are in Santiago now and will be going thier own ways from here. It has been an amazing trip to a breaththaking place with wonderful people. Thanks for checking up on us, this will be the last real update. I will post some trip photos in the next few days.