May 3, 2010
Denali Prep Seminar – The team wrapped up the 6.5 day seminar on Saturday by walking down the Muir Snowfield in near white out conditions. Winds gusting to 60mph knocked them around a bit but nothing they couldn’t handle. They pulled into the parking lot at Paradise around 11am… An hour down to Ashford and at the Copper Creek having lunch by 1:00pm. They didn’t tag the top but learned a ton along the way! Nice work everybody.
Everest – We had 14 sherpas carry to camp 3 today to finish building that camp and support the move up there by the Hybrid team today, for their overnight. The rest of the team has split into three groups and is also moving up towards C3. Greg moved to C2 today with the lead group, we have more climbers at C1 tonight going to C2 tomorrow, and Justin moves up to C1 tomorrow with the last group. (Full dispatch available on the Everest Expedition Coverage Page).
Cho Oyu – IMG leader Eric Remza reports that after several rest days back at ABC after their last rotation, and several days of snow and wind, the weather is now looking better and the plan for the team now is to head back up to Camp 1. From there the plan is to try to go to Camp 2 the next day, and see how the weather looks at that point before making a decision to stay up and make a summit bid or come back down and wait. We’ll keep you posted! (Full Expedition Coverage Here).