Backcarry

Staeheli and company took a short walk down the trail yesterday to pick up a cache of gear at 13,500′ (4111m) to prepare to carry most of that gear and food to 16,000′ (4865m).  Henry reported conditions as ‘very cold’, even in direct sunlight.  The plan for today was to take a rest day to…

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Audio Beat Niederer May 3rd

Hello followers! Guten Morgen alles!

We have a call from Beat Niederer in both English and German (und Deutsch) !

The gist from Team Staeheli is that they visited their cache at 13,000 and then came back to 14,000′ camp. Windy corner was reported to be windy and cold.  Have a listen!

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Barela May 3rd, 7 p.m.

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Call from Camp 2

Bill Allen gives us an update from Camp 2 on their second rotation up high. click to hear Bill.[audio:http://mteverest2011.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/d8c22ae97b926fd0925c1ea86ea555d7104437e8.mp3]

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Successful move to high camp

Jacob called last night on the satellite phone from high camp.  Although it was a lot colder up there and people were tired from a long day, Jacob said everyone was warm and dry, eating a hot meal in their sleeping bags.  It took the team 8 hours to move from 14,200′ to 17,200′ (4,328m-5,243m)…

At 14k!

I got a call from 2nd guide Henry Munter last night- the team moved yesterday from camp 2 to camp 3, 14,200′ (4328m) and were settling into a big meal after a long hard day.  This expedition is fortunate to have another Mountain Trip team ahead of them, this means they can save hours of…

Audio Post Barela May 2, 10:23 p.m.

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Call from Tony Diskin at 14,000 Camp

We got a call from Tony yesterday, May 2nd.  It posted, but not in the correct category. So for all you following the trip, you may not have heard this.  It’s pretty funny.

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Everyone in Camp 2

The whole team is up here in Camp 2 now on May 2nd. Scott, Gregg, Irek, and Newall joined us up here today. It’s a bit of a grind getting all the way from Base Camp up to Camp 2, but I think we all agree it’s worth skipping by C1 and coming all the…