Matt Brennan, our mountain climber is at it again and Climbing with Reknowned Guide Dave Hahn
Loveland, Ohio – Matt Brennan, local Loveland resident, has been preparing and is poised to achieve becoming the first Cincinnati man to climb of Mt. Vinson, the highest point in Antarctica. The Antarctica climb began this month on November 22, with completion set for December 14.
Located 660 nautical miles from the South Pole, Mt. Vinson is the highest peak in Antarctica and one of the renowned “Seven Summits.”
Climbing Mt. Vinson is all part of Brennan’s plan to climb all of the Seven Summits around the world.
Brennan, 58, set out a little more than a decade ago to climb the “Seven Summits” highest peak on each continent. As of today, he has climbed four of these summits, including Aconcagua in South America, Denali in North America, Mt. Elbrus in Europe, and Kilimanjaro in Africa.
Mt. Vinson will be number five for Brennan in his quest. And upon completion of Mt. Vinson, he will then have only two remaining: Carstenz Pyramid in Australia and the famed Mt. Everest in Asia, which Matt is scheduled to climb in the this Spring.
On this Antarctica expedition, Brennan will be climbing with Dave Hahn, the most experienced and widely regarded Vinson guide in the world, having accomplished 29 summits at Mt. Vinson.
“I had the privilege of climbing Denali with Dave in 2017,” said Brennan. “This time we will be scaling the ‘top of the bottom of the world. Vinson is one the most remote mountains on earth.”
“Every mountain is its own unique learning experience, making you develop from within,” continued Brennan. “Mt. Vinson will be no different.”
Follow Brennan’s journey as he will post and share his progress on Facebook at MattBrennanEverest.
The guiding company Brennan is using is Ranier Mountaineering, Inc. (RMI).
You can also follow along on the expedition here www.rmiguides.com/blog/Mt.Vinson.