April 10, 2018
IMG Senior Guide Nickel Wood radioed in from Mazama Ridge on the lower flanks of Mt. Rainier today. After a road closure on Sunday, the team was able to get into Mt. Rainier National Park & up to the Paradise parking lot yesterday. All the prep work was done, so once they got to the parking lot it was go time. They put the packs on and grabbed their pre-rigged sleds and made their way to camp. Once in camp, the team got right to work digging tent platforms & building wind walls around their tents.
The plan for today is to hang tight around camp and train. If the weather improves they’ll move up to Camp Muir or an intermediate camp along the way. Patience is part of the training! Hopefully the guys will be able to sneak out a photo. For now we’re stuck looking at the webcam!