Jared just called to report that the NWB team is at the base of the route and looking forward to moving up it tomorrow.
His call was very short and sweet (hey- he’s a nice guy!), most likely because they are nestled deep in the Peters Basin, with lots of steep rock and ice between their camp and the majority of the satellites their phone needs to communicate with.
Happy Birthday Rich!!! I’m not certain what the “weeeeeee” comment was about, but please, no jumping into a crevasse to emulate that sound! Have fun and enjoy the surrounding ice, if not the icing on a cake.