Saturday, May 19, 2012

It is time!

It is time!  It is 9pm and our climbers are just waking up to “breakfast” and hot drinks before departing on their summit push.  They will check in with me periodically through the night as they make there way up the mountain and I will be checking in with you. 


Their first task will be to make it up the Triangular Face to the Balcony at 27,300 feet.  The Triangular face is a section of fairly steep climbing that begins 400 feet above the South Col.  It will take the climbers four to five hours to reach the Balcony where they will take an extended break for some snacks and fluids before heading up the South East Ridge toward the Summit.  We wish them all the best on their climb and big a big thanks to everyone out there for following along and supporting us as they go!!