June 2, 2010
It turns out the team made it to within 250 vertical feet of the summit this time before being shut down by the weather. They descended back down to high camp in white out conditions. The group rested, packed up camp and headed down to base camp at 3:30 pm, arriving in the late evening. Mark says the whole team gave it their very best throughout the trip and all are in high spirits.
They awoke to clear skies this morning, called in to the IMG office with a weather report and we passed it on to Paul Claus our bush pilot via email. Paul emailed back at 9:42 a.m. Alaska time to let us know the group was safely off the mountain and in flight to Chitina. They’ll drive the 4 hours from Chitina to Anchorage (hopefully stopping enroute for showers) and should arrive in Anchorage late this afternoon.
Congratulations to the Bona team for a job well done!