Jared called in this afternoon from Camp 2 at 11,200 ft. They got an early start this morning again, and were in camp before lunch time. It was a bit cloudy this morning, but improved as they moved up in altitude from 7,800 to over 11,000 ft. They are doing good, and moving really well…Details
Meerie called in this evening after a nice rest day. They are all doing great, and hoping to move to high camp tomorrow! She say’s hello to her family, and that she is doing well.
The quality of the call was much better tonight. Here’s Meerie’s call.[audio:http://mountaintrip.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/audio-post-2011-07-02-05-05-32.mp3|titles=Audio Post]
They woke up to winds, snow, and low visibility this morning, so did not go for the summit today. The weather improved a bit during the day, and they are looking forward to a nice day tomorrow. We’re hoping for a call that we can post still tonight.
Karen called from the June 12th team this evening. They are patiently waiting, eating Ramen for dinner, and hoping for a nice day tomorrow. Let’s send them good vibes, and best wishes for a good day.
Here’s Karen.[audio:http://mountaintrip.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/audio-post-2011-07-02-02-48-50.mp3|titles=Audio Post]
They got a bit of skiing in today, going back down to get their cache. Tomorrow they’ll climb up to put a cache in on the ridge at 16,400 ft, and hope to find some nice snow to ski on the way back down.
Here’s Durny’s evening call.[audio:http://mountaintrip.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/audio-post-2011-07-01-23-57-06.mp3|titles=Audio Post]
Marten called in today from our June 26th team. They are doing great and he says they are really enjoying the experience. They’ve been traveling by night, and sleeping most of the day, so it’s been difficult for them to keep track of what time it is, but they are having fun. Here’s the call.…
Durny called in this morning from Camp 3 at 14,200 ft. They are doing great, moved up yesterday, and will go down this afternoon to the cache at 13,500 ft where they left their gear a couple of days ago.
Here’s Durny:[audio:http://mountaintrip.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/audio-post-2011-07-01-17-20-27.mp3|titles=Audio Post]
The June 28 team spent the day at base camp going over glacier travel skills and rigging their packs and sleds for a Friday night departure. They’ll be getting up around 11 pm Friday night and traveling through the night and early morning to take advantage of the freezing temps when the glacier surface is…
The team carried a load of gear up to 10,000 ft today and left a cache in a hole in the snow. They are still moving during the early morning hours to avoid the heat of the day. They plan to move up to Camp 2 at over 11,000 ft tomorrow. It’s going to be…
The guys moved up to Camp 3 at 14,200 ft today. They are all doing great, and had a good day moving around Windy Corner on a calm and sunny afternoon. They’ll spend the next several days here at Camp 3 acclimating and skiing around before moving higher up the mountain.