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An Offering of Mount Vinson Videos (and one of penguins because I couldn’t resist))

Here’s a video with some of the views seen when flying from Union Glacier to Mount Vinson Base Camp.  This was shot on the day I flew out of Vinson Base Camp by Steve Kroeger as he flew in. Here’s … Continue reading

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Help TA Get to Mount Vinson in Antarctica

TA invites you to purchase a limited edition Mount Vinson fundraising T-shirt.  To simplify life, love, and the pursuit of penguins, the t-shirts will be offered on a pre-order only basis.  Please email TA with your order with “T-SHIRT ORDER” … Continue reading

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Mount Vinson or Bust (and Bust)

Every spring since 2005, I’ve scrutinized all of the major climbing outfitters websites looking at their Mount Vinson offerings. And every spring, summer, and fall since then as well, I’ve decided that Mount Vinson’s mountain of a price tag was … Continue reading

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Revisiting an Adventurous Decade Countdown 2011: Vinson Vignette #1: Lost for Words

This adventurous decade countdown post comes from when I recently returned from climbing the highest peak in Antarctica in December 2011 and was trying to find words to describe the vast white place I had just experienced. It was originally … Continue reading

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Celebrating Vinson with Grade Fours at Bishop Abraham School

It’s always fun to be feted. When the two Grade Four classes at Bishop Abraham School invited me to a party on Friday, I gladly accepted. I’d paid a visit to the school during my training and preparations for Mount … Continue reading

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Local university prof climbs highest mountain in Antarctica; Everest next goal – Local – The Telegram

Local university prof climbs highest mountain in Antarctica; Everest next goal – Local – The Telegram. After successfully climbing Antarctica’s highest peak in December, Memorial University professor TA Loeffler is just one mountain short of conquering all seven summits — … Continue reading

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Vinson Vignette #5: Wasting Away in Vinsonville

In my last vignette, I mentioned building snow sculptures down near the privies at Vinson Base Camp. Since I mentioned them, I thought I would do a vignette on how human waste is dealt with both at Union Glacier and … Continue reading

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Vinson Vignette #4: Ice Axes and Inukshuks

This will likely end up my favourite image from the trip: My ice axe on the summit. I like a slight dash of red playing off the almost duo-chrome black and white. It reminds me of the awesome view from … Continue reading

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Vinson Vignette #3: Bookends and Rope Teams

When I arrived in Santiago three weeks ago, I popped up to the Great Gatsby to have some dinner while I waited for my connection to Punta Arenas. Tonight, as I passed the time to my Toronto connection, I did … Continue reading

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Vinson Vignette #2: Newfoundland Flag First Out of the Bag

This flag has been to the top of six continents with me. I purchased it on a whim when heading to Alaska for the climb that started all of this, Denali. I packed it away, carried it uphill for 26 … Continue reading

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Vinson Vignette #1: Lost for Words

OK…I’ve been trying to write this blog entry for 24 hours and I guess I just have to admit that I am lost for words. Or a starting point. I’m missing a place to jump off in trying to explain … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif: Team Returns to Punta Arenas

Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 19, 2011 Elevation: 121′ This is Dave Hahn calling from Antarctica our Vinson season ended today. About midday, around 11 AM, we flew from Vinson Basecamp back to Union Glacier. Today was a beautiful … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif: Clouds …

Here is the latest update from TA’s team who are waiting to fly out of Mount Vinson base camp: Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 17, 2011 Elevation: 7,200′ The clouds and fog took over Vinson basecamp again today. There … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif: Snow sculpture contest at VBC

Here is the latest update from TA’s team who are still waiting in Antarctica: Posted by: | December 16, 2011 Elevation: 7,200′ Another day drifting in the Vinson Basecamp milk bottle, surrounded by whiteness. Except it was fun. The RMI … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif: Not so much happening

Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 16, 2011 Elevation: 7,200′ The clouds around Vinson basecamp lifted some today, but didn’t go away. In particular they were stuck over the Nimitz Glacier and the approaches for an airplane trying to get … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif: Hanging out at base camp

Here is the latest update from TA’s team who are in Antarctica: Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 14, 2011 Elevation: 7,200′ Not so much to report today besides a good brunch and a fine dinner. Thick fog and cloud … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif: Waiting for the airplane

Here is the latest update from TA’s team who have finished climbing Antarctica’s highest peak, Mount Vinson: Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 13, 2011 Elevation: 7,200′ The fog and low cloud came and went periodically at Vinson basecamp today. … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif: Team descends to base camp

Here is the latest update from TA’s team in Antarctica: Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 12, 2011 Elevation: 7,200′ This morning at high camp it was still sunny, but there was a persistent breeze which was on its way … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif: Team returns safely to high camp after summit

Here is the latest update from TA’s team who are climbing Antarctica’s highest peak, Mount Vinson right now: Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 11, 2011 Elevation: 12,400′ Conditions today can only be described as having been perfect for a … Continue reading

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Vinson summit audio clip

Reposted from the Rainier Mountaineering Blog (http://www.rmiguides.com/blog/) Many thanks to the Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union for their financial assistance in getting TA to Antarctica to climb Mount Vinson.

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Vinson Massif: Summit!!!!!!!

Here is the latest update from TA’s team, they have summited! Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 11, 2011 Elevation: 16,067′ Hey, this is Dave Hahn calling in from the summit of Mount Vinson 16,067 feet above sea level. And … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif: Team rests at high camp and readies for summit bid

Here is the latest update from TA’s team, who weather permitting, will be on their summit bid today!: Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 10, 2011 Elevation: 12,400′ A long and easy day at high camp, preparing for the summit. … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif: Move to high camp

Here is the latest update from TA’s team who are climbing Antarctica’s highest peak, Mount Vinson right now: Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 09, 2011 Elevation: 12,400′ Half past one in the morning and the sun is blazing away … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif: Team carries to high camp

Here is the latest update from TA’s team who are climbing Antarctica’s highest peak, Mount Vinson right now: Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 08, 2011 Elevation: 9,500′ It is a quarter after one in the morning in the Ellsworth … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif: Rest day for the team

Here is the latest update from TA’s team who are climbing Antarctica’s highest peak, Mount Vinson right now: Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 07, 2011 Elevation: 9,500′ Winds stayed mercifully calm throughout last night, but just as we got … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif: Team moves uphill

Here is the latest update from TA’s team who are climbing Antarctica’s highest peak, Mount Vinson right now: Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 06, 2011 Elevation: 9,500′ Another day of storm, as predicted and expected. But it seemed as … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif: Team arrives at base camp

Here is the latest update from TA’s team who are climbing Antarctica’s highest peak, Mount Vinson right now: Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 04, 2011 Elevation: 7,200′ Dave Hahn called from Vinson Base Camp early this morning after the … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif: Departure for Antarctica

Here is the latest update about TA’s team Hello from Punta Arenas, We had the call this morning that we were on standby for our flight. Union Glacier was cloudy, but the report was that the weather was starting to … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif Press Release

November 27, 2011 For Immediate Release: TA LOEFFLER HEADS TO ANTARCTICA FOR NUMBER SIX TA Loeffler departs St. John’s for Puenta Arenas, Chile on Tuesday November 29. Once there, she will meet her teammates and prepare for the flight to … Continue reading

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Antarctica Countdown 46 Days and Counting: Introducing Vinson Massif

Vinson Massif, the highest peak in Antarctica is located at 78°35’S, 85°25’W.  It is truly massive at 21 km long and 13 km wide.  It lies in the central part of the “comma tail” (my description) where the tail meets … Continue reading

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Mountains to Sea

I remember being fascinated as a kid when I learned that all water went to the sea. That the rain that fell in our lake emptied into a creek then joined with a river which eventually flowed to the ocean…amazing. … Continue reading

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Mountains and Motorcycles

Happy Tely Ten Day to All, On the last Sunday of every July, a growing number of people find their way to Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador to walk, run, and roll their way ten miles (16 km) to the finish … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #1234 Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing dad…

Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing dad. —Anonymous Today is a very special Visual Soliloquy. 1234. At one point, I thought I would stop doing them at this number. But I won’t. I’m still enjoying doing them too … Continue reading

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Loca-venturing: Snowshoeing the Old DND Fence in Pippy Park

Local = adjective: belonging or relating to a particular area or neighbourhood Adventuring = verb: engage in hazardous and exciting activity, esp. the exploration of unknown territory. Loca-Venturing = verb: combination of local + adventuring To explore unknown territory in … Continue reading

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Checking in on Everest 3.0

As some of you will remember, I made a list of experiences that I wanted to complete/experience before going back for a third attempt at Everest. Since that February day two years ago, I have been plugging away at that … Continue reading

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MUN Today: HKR professor takes teachable moments to a whole new level

By Michelle Osmond (MUN Today May 31, 2012) “Imagine looking out at vistas of only white and blue with a horizon line that parts only these two colours and that you ski toward for days at a time.” This is … Continue reading

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Greenland Redux Number Three: Delivering a Polar Bear

I delivered a polar bear this week. Albeit a relatively small one. Without much bite and with lots of soft fur to a Grade Four class at Bishop Abraham School in St. John’s. This group of explorers in training under … Continue reading

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Packing, Sewing, Charging

The gift of a late March snow storm is that is prompts one to stay home and attend to one’s packing chores. Marian and I spent much of today doing Greenland prep chores. I don’t know how I ever managed … Continue reading

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Dave and team carry supplies amidst the storm

Here is the latest update from TA’s team who are climbing Antarctica’s highest peak, Mount Vinson right now: Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 05, 2011 The storm rages on. When we could catch a glimpse of the Vinson Massif … Continue reading

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Reviewing and sorting while waiting for weather

Here is the latest update from TA’s team who are climbing Antarctica’s highest peak, Mount Vinson right now: Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 04, 2011 Elevation: 7,200′ It turned out to be a lucky thing we flew into Vinson … Continue reading

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