Congratulations for a successful trip!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Just talked to Rob from 14,000 camp on the way down. They will rest here for a few more hours before making the final push to basecamp thru the night. Travelling thru the night becomes more typical this time of year as the temperatures rise and the glacier becomes slushy during the day.
They should be to basecamp by tomorrow morning!
Monday, June 9, 2008
Kent, Sam, Josh, and Rob are standing on the summit right now!
They are doing great, and the weather is nice enough that they could take a minute to call in and pass the word on.
Congrats, they should be down to high camp in a few hours, and back to basecamp in a couple days...
That's every Mt Trip group this year so far!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Josh caught back up to the rest of the team at 14,000 feet today, and they all plan to move to high camp tomorrow. They will be able to move right into the camp of another Mt Trip team who will be coming down from 17k.
They hope to get a chance to summit by as early as Sunday... Hope for good weather.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Rob lead the team to the ridge at 16,400 yesterday to put in their last cache before moving up to high camp. Everyone did great, as they got into some of the steepest climbing on the route. They clipped into the fixed lines to ascend the last steep icy pitch to the ridgeline of the West Buttress, and continued up the ridge for several hundred feet before digging a hole in the snow to deposit the gear until they return.
Today they will be taking a rest, sleeping late, and getting ready for the final push to high camp, and on to the summit.
Rochelle is back in Talkeetna this morning, and Josh is heading back up the mountain in hopes of catching up to his team.