Clouds and Wind this morning. Reports of quite high winds up at the South Col. Were all hoping those winds drop so everyone up there can get to lower camps. All of the Mountain Trip Team is safe in Base Camp today as we follow events from up higher on the mountain. We have 5…Details
Paul Pottinger called in from 11,200′ today. His call gets a bit garbled as the satellites far to the south pass behind one of the tall ridges bordering their camp at 11,200′. The team is doing really well and had sort of an active rest day today. They slept in, ate a huge breakfast and…Details
Joe Butler reported yesterday that his team moved up through 30 mph winds at windy corner to 14 camp, with all team members moving strong. As soon as they moved around Windy Corner they were out of the wind, and the last few hours to camp 3 of their move were in calm conditions.
Good News today as the first team of the season has summited. This was mixed team fixing ropes. After 1pm today the summit was reached. We have heard news also from the North side that the ropes are going in there also. Our team is good. We just returned from another hike over towards Pumori…
Nick Shepherd and his team are feeling strong and are excited about the high pressure system. Yesterday they traveled down the glacier and picked up their cache at Windy Corner.
Joe Butler, Kaern Bockel and the Tylers carried loads around Windy Corner and cached at 13,500′. It was hot but otherwise the weather was perfect.