Trip Reports

West Rib team: decision point

Weather is the name of the problem right now: it has not been terrible but not good enough to move up the route.  Visibility has been lacking due to snowfall; of all things that help make navigating an icefall on a glacier easier, vilibility is #1.  Having cached a good amount of their food up…

UAE #1: triumphant podcast from camp 3

Gerald Oxley and I believe Hamad called in a nice post from Camp 3!  The team pushed hard through very challenging weather to make it up to the site of the 14,200′ camp.  They had to climb up two significant, named slopes, the first known as Motorcycle Hill, and then Squirrel Hill.  Both are physically…

May 16 team – Ray Calls From 14,200′

Ray called in a nice post from the big basin camp at 14,200′.  The team couldn’t do much, as the weather did not allow them to move up to the ridge above camp.  Spirits sure seem high, and the team spent the day relaxing and playing games, including today’s trivia question regarding which of the…

May 22 team: backcarry from 11k

The storm is brewing, Caitlin reports….but the team still managed to travel down the glacier, pick up their gear cache and fortify camp in the face of increasing wind and heavy snow.  No big deal for them, in a good camp with all of their supplies on hand, weather just gives more opportunities to catch…