Brad McHose checked in from Genet Basin at 14,200′ today. A low pressure system has taken up residence on the mountain, so teams are largely just settling in, playing the “hurry up and wait” game.
Expedition climbing can be as much a mental challenge as a physical one. On any climb, you have a goal that you are trying to attain. It can be really hard to stay motivated over time when weather keeps you from continuing upward. Fortunately, the West Rib team is still fairly freshly arrived in 14 Camp, so spirits are high and they are just feasting and resting, looking up out of their tents for a break in the clouds.