John Cain called from the basin at 11,200′ with a report that was unfortunately cut short by a loss of satellite connection. The team spent the day digging out their tents from the wind and snow that have been buffeting their camp. Fortunately, they have a strong and spacious cook tent in which to spend their time, rather than having to hang out in their tents throughout the day.
They are poised and ready to move up as soon as the weather allows them to do so. They have already carried supplies up and around Windy Corner, and they have Mountain Trip teams above them, calling down weather observations via special radios that we use on the mountain. As soon as things look favorable, they’ll pack up and head up to their next camp.