Trip Reports

MAY 30 TEAM HOLDING AT HIGH CAMP

The team is holding at High Camp, watching the weather carefully for break in the wind. Yoshiko reports high winds overnight, so the team plans to rest, hydrate and enjoy the views at High Camp for the day. Fingers crossed for good weather tomorrow! Note the snow walls erected around camp. This is to protect…

May 30 Team – Holding at High Camp

Today the team is holding at high camp due to the weather. Ian called in this morning and was reporting significant winds in camp despite the favorable weather forecast. This team has seen all types of weather on their trip but, the combination of below zero temperature and high winds make a summit bid impossible…

May 31 Team Fubar at 14,000′ Camp

Today the team will practice the skills they need to keep moving uphill.   The next part of the route includes steep fixed lines and running protection. The fixed lines climb a section of the west buttress just below the ridge that leads to high camp. Once Team Fubar climbs the fixed lines, they will continue…

May 31 Team settling into Camp 3

Team FUBAR sounds to be having a great time still, and they spent the day picking up the cache they’d left down by windy corner several days earlier.  They are all settled in now and will spend a few nights at this new camp to acclimatize before pushing up higher on the mountain.   They hope…