April 1, 2012
George checked in after a rough climb of Mt. Whitney this weekend with a report of increasingly high winds (60mph) and cold weather which turned the team around just below the notch (14,000ft) on summit day. And upon arrival back at camp, things didn’t get much better – the winds picked up so much that the team opted to pack it up, get out of dodge, and get back to Lone Pine. A long day for sure, but the safe decision sometimes requires more work than you’d like.
Climb #4 is moving up to high camp today with hopes of some better weather (read moderate winds).