Lead guide, Jesse Yon, calling in with a welcome update from the May 7 Private Team! After a “hard-fought day” the team of three successfully cached their gear above Windy Corner 13,000 ft (3962 m). Proud work, crew!
The total distance for this travel day is about four miles round trip with a little over 2,000 ft (610 m) of elevation gain. Fun climbing with crampons and an ice axe gets you around Windy Corner where the upper mountain comes into view. With snowshoes, sleds, and packs the total climb time for this push can take about 6 to 7 hours round trip!
From here the team is getting a good night of rest before they will break camp and move to Camp 3 14,200 ft (4328 m). This is usually another long, hard day that ends in the expansive and stunning Genet Basin. While the loads are getting lighter, the air is getting thinner. We wish our team luck on the next leg of their journey!