The team is at Camp 2 for another day in stormy weather, but the wind and snow began to let up this evening on the mountain. Here’s Tessa with the evening call and Happy 4th of July! recording Francisco was ill and had to leave the trip today, but he’s already back down in Anchorage…Details
The team had hoped to descend down the ridge to 14,200′, but a windy, snowy storm settled on high camp before they could start to head down the mountain. They decided that there is no reason to push things, so they settled back into their tents and are waiting for the weather to improve. They…Details
The Rib team climbed up through the couloir yesterday and put a camp in at 13,200 ft on the West Rib itself. Everybody is doing great, and today they’ll go back down to pick up the cache they left a bit lower a few days ago.
Here’s the call from the W. Rib!
Sylvia called in a very nice post this evening from the camp at 17,200′ (5244m). It snowed today, and the team rested from their big day making a push up the ridge to their high camp. It is common to plan on spending a day resting and acclimatizing before considering making a bid for the…
The June 17th team moved up to high camp yesterday. It was a big day for the crew as they gained about 3,000 ft and negotiated the steepest sections of the route. Shlomo Waser made the a difficult decision to turn around, and he and guides Ted and Ian are heading back down the mountain.…
Kim called in to report that the team arrived back at high camp around midnight last night after a successful summit bid. Everyone ate and slept, and now they are packing up and heading down to 14,000 ft camp. Kim reports everyone is happy, healthy, and doing well!
Yesterday the team did a “back carry” where they went back down the hill to pick up the cache they left a couple of days ago, and brought all that gear up to camp. Back carry days are usually relatively easy days and teams can sleep in and have a leisurely morning, with just a…
Yesterday the June 24th team moved up and around windy corner to 13,500 ft to cache gear and supplies. They returned to 11,000 ft camp where they spent the night. Slowly and surely they are working their way up the mountain.