"Hi this is Mike - Dustin says Hi too - We're at 14,000' and spent the last couple days doing camp maintenance. We've had 2' of new snow, so it's been a bit crazy . It's been pretty interesting seeing some gnarly avalanches, but we are a safe distance away and we have the best walls at camp.
Alasdair's team left about an hour ago. The weather is ok, generally clearing up today and tomorrow, but the forecast keeps getting pushed back and getting worse. Apparently people at 17 camp have been getting battered. One quote from climber up there says it is the worst weather they had ever seen. Ever.
But ya, we are pretty psyched at our Planet Hoth base camp here. Spirits are up and everyone has been telling jokes and having a good time.
Sorry we haven't been too regular on our dispatches here. We've had really low signal strength with all the bad weather we've had, and also our solar panel wasn't charging the phone very well. But now we have swapped panels with Alasdair since he is heading out, and it is working much better. That's it for now!"