The May 20 expedition took the day at the 14,200′ camp to rest up and prepare for the descent to basecamp. They will leave sometime tonight to take advantage of colder temperatures on the lower glacier, which can sport soft snow during the heat of the day which can make travel much more difficult. The…Details
This is a ‘before’ photo, taken outside the Earth bed and breakfast the day of the meet and greet in Anchorage. Right now, this expedition is tucked into a solid camp at 11,200′, just above Kahiltna Pass. They had a hard move from 7,800′ due to very windy and snowy conditions, but luckily the wind…Details
Chris Kerrick reports a ‘lazy’ day at high camp, drinking lots and lots of hot drinks and making the occasional satellite phone call. The team is feeling well rested and only have to wait for the weather to clear up. Keep watching the skies…
This team continues to be exceptionally strong. They called in from high camp to say a hello after having moved into a camp recently vacated by another Mountain Trip team. Everyone is feeling great despite the altitude, and are looking forward to another good night of sleep.
The May 12 and May 15th expeditions have all flown off the glacier and are in Anchorage getting dropped off at various B&Bs, probably jumping in the shower and enjoying such things as running water and indoor plumbing. Stay tuned for a wrapup blog entry from the guide teams, maybe with some photos!
Video from the summit! Beautiful day at over 29,000 ft!
Posted by Scott Woolums
Welcome to the end of the season from Kathmandu! Everything has been wrapped up here. With all members back home or on their way. The weather has changed here to very Monsoony! Warm with afternoon thunderstorms. Its actually very nice, not as crowded, with lots of good friends here. A very good season, 100% success…
After a long day and a methodical descent, the entire expedition is back in camp and eating a well-deserved meal in their tents, the entire team made the summit. People are tired but doing well, the focus now is to get everyone fed and as rehydrated as possible before they go to sleep. Rest up…