May 26 Team is Off the Mountain

Josh Jesperson, the May 26 team lead guide, called in to let us know the team has celebrate their adventure and summit with a final meal together back in civilization. They have all since dispersed and are making their way back to their loved ones! Thank you for following along and supporting this team from…

May 26 Team Stands on the Summit!!

The May 26 team calls in from the summit!! Congratulations to all! This the seventh Mountain Trip team to stand on the summit this season. We are so proud! It takes a lot of strong effort and determination as well as good weather and good planning to make this day happen. We hope the team…

May 26 Team Moves to High Camp

Yesterday the team moved up to High Camp! They retraced their steps to the cache, climbing first for a couple of hours to the start of the Headwall where the Fixed Lines are. They ascended these ropes to the ridge at 16,200′ (4937m). Once a top the ridge they climbed another 1,000′ to High Camp.…

May 26 Team Rest Day at Camp 3

The team took a rest day yesterday after caching on the ridge the day before. No significant updates! The team left a great voicemail detailing all their favorite parts of the expedition so far. It sounds like the team is doing really well. I am sure they spent today hydrating, fueling, and napping. Teams will…

May 26 Team Caches at 16,200′

The team was able to put in a cache at 16,200′ (4937m) yesterday! They started out their day climbing over 1,000′ to the bergschrund below the fixed lines. A bergschrund is where the start of a glacier meets steep ice and the sub sequential crevasse that forms here sloughs away from the ice above creating…

May 26 Arrives at Camp 3

The team has arrived at Camp 3 at 14,200′ (4328m)! Getting to this point is always pretty exciting. There are typically a lot of teams congregated here as they wait to move to High Camp and put in their summit bid. It’s always a great opportunity to meet people from all over. Now the team…