May 22, 2014
IMG Lead Guide Erica Engle called this morning to check in. The group has been very busy the past two days, moving up the mountain. Their landing site was at 7,000 feet on the lower glacier, so they have some additional altitude to climb on this route.
The good news is they have been making progress steadily and all is progressing according to plan. On the 19th the team moved up to 8,000 feet in one carry to get up some of the flatter portion of the glacier. On the 20th they carried group gear up to 10,000 feet. On the 21st the team all moved up to camp at 10,000 feet. They now are looking to scout the next section of the glacier today to find a camp location near 12,500’. Erica will call in next when they have made new progress. The extended forecast for the next five days looks good, so now it is just up to the team. We wish them good success!