Carry to 13,500′: podcast

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Neal Beidleman’s call from Camp 2

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Larson fills us in from 11 camp

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Back at Camp 2!

Bill called this morning and we then received a podcast from Neal Beidleman, both informing us that the team is safely back at Camp 2, and looking forward to one more day of downward travel before returning to Base Camp.  It sounds like summit day was a really nice one, with some clouds wafting about,…

Holding at basecamp

Yesterday brought nasty weather to the range so Dave Ahrens took the day to teach  camp building skills, the foundation of a successful trip into the range.  Their plan still remains the same- when the weather breaks they will head up the glacier to camp 1 at 7,800′.

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Windy day

Mountain Trip guide, Zach Johnson calls in the podcast today.

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Call after summit, at Camp 4

Listen to Scott Woolums as he gives us the update!

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Safely Back at Camp

Scott called from Camp 4 a few hours ago to report that everyone is safe and sound and thrilled with their summit day. It sounds like a perfect day for the ascent, and although they had a bit of snow on the descent; they had amazing views from the top of the world!

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Backcarry

Pi signaled that all is well yesterday, and the team took a half rest day in order to travel down the glacier to pick up the remainder of their gear and bring it all back to camp at 11,000′.  Half rest days involve a few hours of work and then a lot of drinking water…