Paul called in after moving up to 17,200 ft high camp today. He reported that Matt is on his way down with guide Derek and a couple of other climbers. Matt was going strong and doing great on the uphill, but the downhill was proving to be a challenge and after a talk with the guides, the decision was made for Matt to head down. Steve is back in Anchorage, and Matt is on his way down, so it’s just Paul and his guides, Aaron and Nicole at high camp are preparing to head to the summit in the next couple of days.
Here’s Paul with the evening dispatch from high camp: