The team is back in high camp, a bit tired, but doing well after a very windy summit attempt. They climbed up to over 6500 meters, less than 500 meters from the top, when they decided the wind and weather were just too extreme to continue to the top. They gave it a great shot and are in good spirits, if a bit disappointed by the day. Tomorrow they’ll likely descend to the Plaza de Mulas base camp and continue their traverse of the mountain. Rene mentions that the winds last night were so strong that several teams lost their tents to the wind, but our team is doing great and the Black Diamond Bombshelter tents we use are standing strong.
Here’s Rene calling in from high camp this evening: