Austin and Phunuru checked in this morning after a great climb to Camp 2 (19,350 ft) on their summit rotation. This is a tough day of climbing but the Team has done a great job and they are now tucked into Camp 2 above the Yellow Tower. What makes the climbing so challenging from Camp 1 to Camp 2 is a combination of exposure and altitude. As the Team approaches 20,000 ft, they must negotiate the Yellow Tower. The Yellow Tower section represents one of the great accomplishments for the climb. It is technically demanding and requires the Team to focus. The reward is pulling into camp with a great sense of accomplishment and the opportunity to get into the tent!
This Team has been working hard and they are enjoying great weather and views. Tomorrow, the Team will head to Camp 2.7 (20,800 ft) and be in position for the summit!