Yesterday Marty called in to report that the team put in fixed lines up to approximately 16,800 ft. They encountered deep snow (up to their chests!) and high winds, which made it hard work. But the weather cleared at the end of the day and when Marty phoned at 10 PM, the sun was shining…Details
The message is garbled, but yesterday the June 26th team called in to report that they were hanging tough at 14,000 ft camp. They are in good company, sharing 14,000 ft camp with another Mountain Trip team, but it sounds like they are anxious to keep heading up the mountain. Once the weather clears and…Details
Yesterday Tessa and Cason called in to report new snow and good reading at 14,000 ft camp. The team has been kept busy shoveling the accumulating snow, but they have also found time to relax and enjoy the beautiful light high up on the mountain. Once the weather and the snow conditions settle, the team…Details
Yesterday Karin from South Africa called in a report from the June 24th team. She said that they had lots of wind and approximately 3 ft of new snow at camp. The team will allow the snow to settle and the weather to clear before moving up to high camp at 17,000 ft. The team…Details
Yesterday the Rib team rested and hydrated, waiting for a break in the weather. Marty reported high winds and new snow, but also a positive change in barometric pressure which may indicate improving weather. If things look good today, Tuesday, the team will mobilize and start heading up.
The June 17th team is safely in base camp awaiting a flight to Talkeetna after an epic 11 hour slog through 3 feet of new snow. Yesterday it snowed and snowed, making it slow going, but the team toughed it out. They will be rewarded with a hot meal and a cold beverage, soon!
Late yesterday evening Marty called in to report that the team is safety at 16,200 ft camp. They had a big day moving from 14,200 to 16,200, but the team was moving well and they successfully navigated some tricky sections of the route. After some rest, the team plans to make a summit push n…
The team spent the day watching the snow and wind up at Camp 3 today. Yesterday they were able to go back down and pick up the cache they’d left a few days earlier down near Windy Corner. They are doing well, but anxious for some sunny skies and calm winds.
The team carried a load of gear up to 16,400 ft yesterday, and were hoping to move to high camp as early as today. The weather doesn’t look like it is going to cooperate for a move today, but it is expected to improve by Tuesday.
They are working their way down the mountain, but once again the weather isn’t cooperating with the climbers, and they are at 7,800 ft waiting for the snow to stop before continuing to base camp. They descended to Camp 1 late last night, and set up tents as the snowfall intensity picked up. It continued…