February 18, 2013
The Winter Expedition Seminar checked in this evening (2/18) by satellite phone. All is well with the team, they are spending their second night at a tent camp placed just below the Muir Snowfield at around 6,500 feet. They arrived at the site yesterday, and spent the afternoon establishing a secure and comfortable winter camp. Pictured is their cook tent shelter, big enough for the entire group when all are squeezed in!
Tomorrow they will ascend the Muir Snowfield to Camp Muir at 10,000 feet if all goes well. Today the group participated in a number of training sessions including avalanche training, use of avalanche transceivers and winter climbing skills. It was cloudy today and a bit of snowfall, but better weather is expected for tomorrow.