Jim’s post from the 11,200′ basin is largely unintelligible, due to the steep southern walls of the basin that prevented them from having a good satellite signal.
The team took a rest day at 11,200′ today, allowing their bodies to acclimatize after their trek up the glacier. They will continue their upward momentum tomorrow, as the weather looks really good. Today the weather was so good, it was actually really hot on the glacier. Yup- sounds like an oxymoron, but it was really, really warm on the snow today.