We just talked to Fermin from the Plaza de Mulas base camp. We keep getting cut off in our satellite phone calls, but they attempted the summit today on a beautiful day, but with very challenging conditions due to breaking trail in the new snow. Fermin reached the summit with Jim and Dave and it sounds like the rest of the team had to turn around somewhere short of the top. We’ll update details when we hear them.
It sounds like the entire team then descended back to high camp and spent the night at the 20,000′ location. Again, communications were very spotty with the team, due to the intermittent satellite connection. We’ll get an update and hopefully an audio post a bit later, but everyone is doing well and down safe and sound.