February 18, 2011
Aaron Mainer called in from Camp Muir this morning to report that all is well. The team had a great day of skills training yesterday (cramponing, fixed line, ice axe arrest, etc.) and took a walk up to AAA Gully to check out the conditions – WINDY!
Later in the afternoon, back near Camp Muir, they dug a good sized snowcave. Several of the team members slept in it overnight; a touch cold but otherwise perfect.
Today, they’ll focus on crevasse rescue skills and anchors which they didn’t quite get to yesterday.
Downhill to Paradise tomorrow. Sounds like they’re having a heck of a time up there.