Trip Reports

May 22 Team Moves to Camp 2

This report was pretty tough to make out, but I think this is coming from the May 22 team! I do know they successfully moved camp from Camp 1 to Camp 2 yesterday, and plan to backcarry (walk down to their cache site at 10,200′ (3108m) to retrieve their cache). The team now resides at…

May 8 Team Resides in High Camp

Our guide Maddie Crowell updated us last night from another day in High camp. Even though the team is seeing gusts of up to 45mph and wind chill temps of around -30F, she reports the team is in high spirits and excited to make their summit bid! The forecast is looking better for today and…

May 14 Team Hangs at Camp 3

Derek calls in a nicely detailed update from Camp 3 last night. This is the teams 3rd day in Camp 3. They have set up their cache at 16,200′ (4937m) but have been held back from moving up the mountain due to weather. All of our teams higher up on the mountain are in the same…

May 24 Team Caches at Camp 2

Yesterday the team got up and chose fuel, food, gear, and other supplies that they wouldn’t need for a few days. They packed these items up, tied in to their rope teams, and started the day by ascending the 1,800′ foot (548m) hill directly above Camp 1 known as Ski Hill. Once a top Ski…

May 22 Team Caches at 10,200′

We didn’t get a call in report from the team yesterday, but they did report that they successfully put in a cache at 10,200′ (3108m). Caching is an expedition style of climbing that allows teams to lighten their loads as well as acclimatize to the altitude. The team choses food, fuel, and gear that they won’t…