February 16, 2012
Mike Hamill and I just spoke via sat phone. He reported a good carry to C3 (high camp) was completed today and that the team is already back at C2 and looking forward to a rest day tomorrow.
Mike’s tentative plan is to rest on the 17th, move to high camp on the 18th and be in position to take a shot at the summit on the morning of the 19th. We’ve been checking forecasts for this weekend. No precipitation is forecasted for the next several days and winds look like they’ll be at their lowest ebb on the 19th. These are only forecasts but they certainly are favorable forecasts. Let’s see how it all unfolds.
For now, the team is healthy, carries have been made and they need one really nice day to get the job done.