As planned, we did more glacier climbing skills today and some ice climbing too. We also worked on self-rescue using prusiks. We got a lot in!
We’re going to bed now because we plan to get up at 11pm and leave at midnight – an hour earlier than I normally start groups. We talked to the AAI Australian-American Expedition that came down from the mountain after their summit attempt this morning, and they told us that they were blocked near the top by a large crevasse.
So we are going to start an hour earlier so that when we get to that crevasse, we can scout a new route around it fist to the north and then if necessary to the south. There is no guarantee that there is any way around it, but if there is one there, we intend to find it.
OK. Here’s Mark.”