Trip Reports

MAY 31 TEAM REST DAY AT 14 CAMP

The team woke to very cold temperatures and windy weather, and they decided to take a rest day at 14 Camp. Rest days are important for team members to remain rested, hydrated and ready for the challenges of the upper mountain. It sounds like the team is eating well and enjoying the social atmosphere of…

JUNE 7 TEAM AT 11,200′ CAMP

The team is making good progress, and they are settled in at 11,200′ Camp today. It sounds like everyone is doing well and feeling strong as the team moves up the glacier. Tomorrow they plan to move a load of equipment and supplies to a cache site at 13,500′. Immediately outside of camp, the team…

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 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…