Trip Reports

May 14 Team Caches at 16,200′

The Stokemaster strikes again, give this entertaining report a listen! Grant calls in from Camp 3 around 14,000′ (4267m) to let us know that the May 14 team has put in a cache on the ridge at 16,200′ (4937m). They had a character building time on the fixed lines, encountering blue ice, steep snow, and…

May 18 Team Caches at Windy Corner

Fergus called in last night for the May 18 team update. The team successfully cached at Windy Corner at 13,500′ (4114m) yesterday. This marks the beginning of steeper terrain on the route. Leaving Camp 2 at 11,200′ (3413m) the team climbs 1,000′ (304m) up Motorcycle Hill rising from the northeast corner of the basin the…

May 8 Team Moves to High Camp

The May 8 team successfully moved to High Camp at 17,200′ (5242m) yesterday! They are the first Mountain Trip team of the year (well, also the first Mountain Trip team on the mountain) to make it to High Camp! When they arrived, camp was pretty barren. So rather than use some old snow walls or…

May 14 Team Backcarries to Windy Corner

Brett called in last night to update us from 14,200′ (4328m). The team likely slept in a bit before carrying mostly empty backpacks down to the Windy Corner cache site at 13,200′ (4023m). Upon arrival they dug out their cache and packed up their bags to ascend back to camp. They spent the day resting…

May 14 Team Moves to Camp 3

Andrew updates us from 14,200′ (4328m) yesterday. The team moved from Camp 2 at 11,200′ (3413m) to Camp 3 at 14,200′ (4328m). Getting to Camp 3 is an exciting part of the expedition. Now the team is set up to plan their bid for the summit. They will backcarry today to grab their cache from Windy…