Saturday, May 17, 2008

Saturday update.

Kirsten called in from High Camp. She got there at about 8:30 PM last night. Today was a little windy up high so they thought they would benefit from a rest day. The weather appears to be holding and they are planning on going for the summit tomorrow. I didn't get to talk to her, but the message was relayed to me that they are doing great.

Olivier is still super strong Kremer said. He can do whatever it takes. They wanted to do some boot drying today as well so all their boot liners were dry for the summit day. Summit day starts out in the shade for the first 2+ hours. It can be very difficult to keep warm and you definitely want dry boots.

Greg Collins called in from the top of Crosson this afternoon. They have all decided to come down. With all the new snow and wind they still do not have favorable conditions. I'm sure it has been tough for everyone waiting out all that marginal weather, not being able to move further because of the type of terrain they need to cover. Foraker is a very difficult mountain to climb and doesn't see too many summits because of it. They were planning on descending Mt. Crosson in the middle of the night to take advantage of better snow conditions.

1 comment:

kmstier said...

I know that it takes a lot of courage to abort a climb. Grateul and waiting to hear that all are safely back in Talkeetna.