Vinson Massif Trip Report (#13948)
- Signed By: Christopher Haddad
- Date submitted: March 24, 1999
Exactly one week ago today I became the youngest persn ever to complete the Seven Summits at age 17. Vinson Massif was my final destination, after just completing Cartensz Pyramid last month and Aconcagua (for the second time) in January. For all you 7 summitters, look out. The price may not stop you, but when you encounter the sudden changes in the environment on Kili, devating cold and wind on Denali, Everest, and Vinson, 95 degree heat on Cartensz, and a crevasse ridden Elbrus, then you might want to reconsider. But, no, actually, don't. Fear is what it is all about. Fear kept me going high on Everest and low on Denali. Let fear challenge you, but never beat you. If it does, then you've lost more than the climb.