Trip Reports

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…

June 22 Team Rest Day at Camp 2

Our team of hardy climbers enjoyed a rest day at Camp 2, 11, 200′ (3413m). It was a good day for resting up; taking naps, reading, fueling, hydrating, or skills practice for crampon and ice axe use. Not too much else to update for this team. They have some backcarrying and caching to do before…

June 20 Team Arrives at Camp 3

Yesterday the team packed up camp for another move. Tackling Motorcycle Hill, Squirrel Hill, and Windy Corner, they found themselves in Genet Basin where Camp 3 lies at 14,200′ (4328m). 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 and…

June 22 Team Arrives at Camp 2

Yesterday this team climbed up Ski Hill, rising 1,200′ above Camp 1 (7,800′ 2377m), and continued to navigate through rolling terrain until they took a big right turn and up another hill into Camp 2, at 11,200′ (3413m). Here, it starts to feel like you’re actually on the mountain. The terrain becomes more technical, the…