We heard from the May 3 Team late last night. They pushed up towards the summit yesterday, but the weather deteriorated as they climbed. They reached a prominent flat area known as The Football Field at about 19,500′, but the winds above them were guarding the final 800′ of the mountain too ferociously.
They are back in camp, having waited an hour on The Football Field for the winds to slacken. The team did great, moved well, but ultimately, Mother Nature didn’t give them the opportunity to stand on top. What is important is that they made good decisions and opted not to push their luck in such an unforgiving environment. Well done to all the climbers!