We made it to 19500. We waited for the answer team to break trail through the snow. It's about 8:30, getting prepared for summit day. It's snowing again, but it's supposed to be a nice 8 to 12 hour climb.
Crazy weather day at 18000. Dave and I had to go down to 17500 fighting 60mph winds and snow. we have just a small window to summit. Our only day looks like Friday. So it is saying tomorrow should be good to move up to 19500 high camp.
830pm now still snowing And windy. We need tomorrow and friday to cooperate
please keep us in your thoughts and prayers inr.ch/APXQS4Z (-32.6301, -70.0020)
We are still at BC1. Dave and I did a cache at 17500 just below BC2. We had a storm come in that is snowing on us. Did another cache today, we need to get to BC2 18000 ASAP. Weather is supposed to be unsettled for the next several days. Pushing hard.
The team. Heading back from bc1. Dave Covill, my long time climbing partner, Hilary and Julie Smith and Margaret Turner. The other climbers are long time friends and climbing buddies of Dave. All from Colorado. Each of them have quite the climbing resumes. This is on the way to base camp 1. These ice formations are everywhere. Pretty cool. We just dropped off about 200lbs of gear and went back down to base camp. Tomorrow we go back with the balance of the gear. The weather ha
We hiked 11 miles from camp 1 to 2 yesterday. This morning we got up early and went from camp 2 to Base Camp. We went about 9 miles and gained about 3000 feet in elevation today. Base camp is about 13,600 feet. Just about 30 miles in three days. Everyone feels good and is doing well. They have WiFi! So I should be able to communicate. Not sure what we’re doing tomorrow. Some debate as to rest day or acclimation climb to 16,000 and cache (leave food and equipment) and come bac