Guides: Paul Ivaska, Richard Riquelme, Kristen Looper
Apprentice: Andrew Yasso
Climbers: Walt, Ann, and Luke Hampton (Canton, Connecticut), Caitriona Strain (Burnfoot, Ireland), Brendan McDyer (Glenties, Ireland), Skye O'Donnell (Sydney, Australia), Colin Stalnecker (Chicago, Illinois), Ryan Derrigan (Rickmansworth, England), and Stephen Williams (Oxon, United Kingdom)
Andrew called on Thursday the 17th at 8:45pm Pacific time with the following update:
“Hi! This is Andrew calling from 11, 200 feet. We hiked though white out conditions to get here. It was very low visibility and the wind was blowing like crazy. We were basically navigating by GPS; Paul did a great job. Everyone stayed warm and layered properly. We were rewarded with a good view – near the end, we popped out of the clouds to warm, sunny skies!
Tomorrow will be a semi-rest day. We plan to back track to our cache below, pick up the load, and bring it back up to 11,200. Then it’s rest time after that.
Everyone says hello to home. We’re all safe, sound, and STRONG.”