Heading to High Camp

Durny called in this afternoon to say they were celebrating the 4th of July by climbing to high camp at 17,200 ft.   They left late this morning, waiting to see what the weather was going to do.  It was still snowing a bit, but was letting up a bit and the winds were pretty light.  …

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Ski Team takes a day off

They took a rest/acclimatization day today after a big day yesterday.  Durny called in this afternoon saying all is well, but he’s having a hard time getting any of the other team members to leave a phone dispatch, so it’s him again.

Here’s Durny.

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June 22nd team cached at 16,800 ft

They climbed up to 16,800 ft today and cached some food and gear for their push up to high camp.  It was a cloudy day with a bit of snow, which made for great skiing conditions on the descent.  Tomorrow they’ll take a rest/acclimatization day, which probably means they’ll ski a bit above camp.  It’s…