May 25, 2019
After an unseasonably warm start to May, the weather over the past 10 days brought much needed snow to the glaciers. Whiteout conditions prevailed below Muir, but with a 10,600′ cloud deck yesterday, IMG Senior Guide, Mike Haft, and his team climbed up into clearer skies at camp on the Ingraham.
With conditions and visibility improving, the guide services are actively working on the route to the summit. We’ll continue with the Ingraham a bit longer than we’d thought!
Earlier this week, IMG Lead Guide, Jay Lyons, and his Fuhrer Finger team were met with inconsistent weather that had the potential to give them a shot at the summit but ultimately, they opted for a safe retreat.
While it’s always difficult to walk away without a summit, each climber has gained something valuable from their teammates and from the mountain.
Watch for our May newsletter early next week to learn more about upcoming programs!