Traverse team: fortifying camp

Mike reported that the team did little else at high camp today but build snow walls against the 30-40mph winds.  The weather calmed down in the evening.  The plan is to backcarry their food and gear as soon as the weather stabilizes.

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May 20 team: at 14k

The May 20 team descended from high camp to camp 3 in poor weather today, beginning their descent to basecamp.  The expedition will spend the night at camp 3 and descend towards basecamp as soon as they can.

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May 20 team updates the world

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Traverse Team – At High Camp!

The climbers called in a nice, clear post this evening.  They moved up from their home for the past week at 14,200′ (4328m) and climbed the moderately steep snow slopes up to the part of the route known as the Headwall.  This is the steepest section of the climb, and has long lengths of rope…

May 20 team: a summit

We got a relay from another Mountain Trip team at high camp: guide Eric Larson summitted with Miguel today.  The rest of the team turned around before the summit.  Details are thin at this point, but I do know everyone is back in camp and in good health.  More details should follow soon.

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Suzanne and JY: carry to 13,500′

The team carried a load of food and gear up Motorcycle Hill and around Windy Corner today to 13,500′.  They plan to move tomorrow to camp 3.

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