The coldest place I've ever been was on top of Mount Vinson in the sun. There was a breeze. On the way up 'the hill', one crampon became loose. I realized then that there must be climbing deaths attributable to a simple thing like a crampon coming loose. Do you know what it is like to be on a slope in snow and ice with a shoe with no crampon? Fortunately, my climbing partners helped me to get it on again. We went on to the summit. This completed my goal to climb the highest mountain on each continent.
- Nation: Antarctica
- ISO Province: Antarctica, Antarctica
- TCC Country: Chilean Antarctica
- Place: Mount Vinson
- Year: 1997
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