1 May, 2011 05:29

We’re finally getting some nice weather and have enjoyed sunshine all morning! Our team is in camp and getting ready for our next rotation up high. We are all rested, recovered and ready to go. Irek, Gregg and Newall summitted “Kala Patar 2” near Base Camp, a worthy peak near Pumori, see photos below. The…

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Heading through the Icefall this morning

Bill Allen
Mountain Trip

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Lawrence calling from 11,200′

Lawrence Cutler took command of the satellite phone yesterday and called in from 11,200′ yesterday.  It sounds like the weather was pretty marginal, so they decided not to push it.  One of the challenges of making a decision as to whether to stay or go from this particular camp is that you can’t really see…

Phone Call From Jerry at 11,200′

Though I suspect Henry rigged the game, here is Jerry reporting in from camp at 11,200′.  It sounds like the weather was a real challenge today, which is interesting, because the report from our team just 3,000′ above was that it was calm, though a bit foggy. Today the team made their “back carry” down…

Heading Up To The Ridge

I just spoke with Ben a bit ago and it sounds like things are going really well for the team and they are going to make a carry up onto the ridge that leads to high camp in just a few minutes. Yesterday, they did a “back-carry” to bring the supplies that they had cached…

Call from 14,000 Camp

Good morning everyone.  We received a call from our April 17th team last night.  Chase Franklin gives us all the update on food, weather, and their plans for the next few days.

Click here to hear Chase and Zach:

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Beautiful Views from Pumori

Another hike to Pumori today. The views are stunning. We are looking forward to heading back up there soon.

Bill Allen
Mountain Trip

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