Guides: Alasdair Turner, Chad Cochran, Higinio Gonzalez
we are still at 14,200. Saturday there were 70mph winds at 17,000 feet so we didn't move up. Yesterday there were really high winds also. Today we woke up to a big dump of snow; at least a foot. We are anxiously awaiting the the avalanche cycle to begin. All the guided teams are sitting here at 14,200 feet just waiting. There is one guided group at High Camp, they've been there 9 days getting hammered by the weather; getting their tent poles broken. I think there's also a Russian Team up there.
We are hoping to get higher but prospects are waning. The fear is we may only collect our cache and get out of here. Hopefully the avalanche cycle happens so that we can go up and get our cache. It looks like the only possible summit day will be Thursday. There is reason to be concerned about wind loading and the avalanche conditions on the Autobahn. Rangers have warned be about the Autobahn. I'm just hearing an avalanche now so maybe the avalanche cycle has begun.