Trip Reports

June 20 Team Rest and Skills Day

The team was able to take some time yesterday to hike up towards the Fixed Lines and use the slope there to practice some of their technical skills. At this point, moving up the mountain requires proficiency in the use of ascender as well as running protection. Running protection is the use of snow pickets…

June 22 Team Moves to Camp 3

Our crew has made it into Camp 3 at 14,200′ (4328m). Tackling first Motorcycle Hill, followed by Squirrel Hill and Windy Corner, they found themselves in Genet Basin where Camp 3 lies. The backdrop of the basin is dramatic and inspiring. Behind camp, the Headwall rises up to meet the ridge at 16,200′ (4937m). The ridge climbs…

June 22 Team Caches at Camp 3

Yesterday this crew climbed up from Camp 2 at 11,200′ (3413m). They tackled first the mile long Motorcycle Hill. Once they topped out here, they next climbed up Squirrel Hill. From Squirrel Hill, the team has an impressive view of the Peters Glacier several thousand feet below. Above Squirrel Hill, the Polo Field stretches across…

June 21 “Team Brazil” Moves to Camp 3

Yesterday this crew made their way up Motorcycle Hill, topped out on Squirrel Hill, crossed the Polo Field, navigated through Windy Corner, and made their way into Genet Basin at 14,200′ (4328m) where Camp 3 resides. The surrounding scenery of the basin is awe-inspiring. Behind camp, the Headwall rises up to meet the ridge at 16,200′…

June 20 Team Backcarries to 13,200′

After moving to Camp 3 at 14,200′ (4328m) the day before yesterday, the team returned to their cache at 13,200′ (4023m) to retrieve their cache. They are now fully supplied at Camp 3. The enjoyed an active rest day, with plenty of snacking and warm drinks. Often teams will take this time to practice some…