Trip Reports

JUNE 10 WEDBERG TEAM MOVES TO 14 CAMP

The team enjoyed a leisurely breakfast of bacon and eggs (seems like they didn’t enjoy the kale :), broke camp, and headed to 14 Camp. As described in yesterday’s post, the team headed up Motorcycle Hill, Squirrel Hill, across the Polo Fields, and around Windy Corner. But today the team continued past the cache site…

JUNE 10 WILLIAMS TEAM CACHES AT 13,500′

Jim called in the dispatch tonight, and he reports that Gary, Roger and Steve carried a load of equipment and supplies to a cache site at 13,500′. Immediately out of camp the team began ascending Motorcycle Hill, which gains approximately 1000′, then they tackled Squirrel Hill before cresting onto the relatively moderate terrain of the…

MAY 31ST TEAM AT HIGH CAMP

It sounds like it’s been cold and windy up at High Camp. The team spent the day rebuilding and reinforcing the snow walls that surround their camp. Eugene reports that the wind really picked up during the night. The team is in a holding pattern, waiting for an opportunity to continue the ascent. Fingers crossed…

JUNE 10 WEDBERG TEAM CACHES

Joey called in the team report tonight. It sounds like the team is in good spirits and enjoying some nice, clear weather. Today the team carried a load of equipment and supplies from Camp 2 to a cache site at 13,500′. Right out of camp the team began a steep ascent of Motorcycle Hill, which…

My 31 Team – Day of Patience at high camp

Lead guide Adam Smith called in from 17,200′, reporting that the team took today to rest and acclimatize in preparation of a summit bid on Wednesday.  The winds above them were strong enough to warrant prudence and the forecast for tomorrow looks very favorable, so they opted for the prudent decision of hanging tight in…

June 7 Team – Moved to 14 Camp!

Robert Danger Byrd called in from the team’s new home for the next few days, the broad basin of 14,200′ Camp.  The team made good time, climbing to camp in about 5.5 hours from their previous encampment at 11,200′. The day began with a hard climb up a moderately steep slope called Motorcycle Hill.  This…