Back To Base Camp

We’re down and – Wow!  Does it feel good to be all the way down (and safe!) in Base Camp! Here’s a quick summary of the last few days. We began our summit push on the 21st, leaving Base Camp for Camp 2. We had perfect weather for that move up through the Khumbu Icefall.…

May 13 team: back in camp

John Race reported at 12:30 am the entire summit team having returned to camp after summiting Denali.  Expedition member Steph returned to camp with 3rd guide Dan Starr from Denali Pass earlier in the day, where she remained as the rest of the team continued upward.  Steph is still in good health; this is a…

Call from Everest Base Camp

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Traverse Team checks in

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Everyone is in Base Camp!

Our climbing team is off the mountain for the season!  They are in base camp this morning celebrating their success, probably followed by a shower, food, and some sleep.

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May 13 Team: Caitlin calls from the summit!

Caitlin called in from the summit of North America!  It sounds like a stunning, warm day on the top of Denali.  Well done, team!!!

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May 13 team: summit attempt

2nd guide Caitlin Hague called at 8am, reporting that the team planned to leave for the summit at 9am.  The entire expedition will give the summit a try.

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May 20 team: weather day at camp 2

Seba Grau reported a hold on the expedition due to problematic weather.  I could hear the wind blowing over the sat phone receiver.  They are ready to move to camp 3 as soon as the weather allows them to move.

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