February 16, 2014
Tye Chapman and team had another sensational weather day in Patagonia. They went high into the Bader Valley, a much less frequently traveled area off the classic ‘W’ trek in Patagonia. Almost no wind and very warm weather. Simply spectacular day. Today, they head up the French Valley, on their way to Refugio Paine Grande. The French Valley is another one of those ‘less traveled’ areas. Nice.
Mike Hamill and crew are biding their time, picking the right day to move to high camp. Unsettled weather yesterday kept the team at C2. No reason to move up until conditions say yes. That’ll happen likely today. Forecast is improving with clear skies and moderate winds forecasted. The team is in an excellent position right now.
Josh Tapp and team arrived home today. Trip #5 is in the books.