Forest Wagner on the 6/20 West Buttress expedition called in this morning from 11K. The weather is stormy, but the crew is doing "super good." Despite the weather they remain strong and in good spirits, and on schedule. Forest said he saw Todd Passey's 6/10 team heading downmountain last night. Todd's crew of five is currently at basecamp waiting for the snow to clear. (At least it stopped raining.) They may have a window of flyable conditions later today before the next storm blows in.
Dustin English from the AMS/IMG Vernovage Team texted us this afternoon. They arrived into the 11,000' camp today. Dustin wrote that the weather is snowy and windy and everyone is doing well.
We update the AMS blog whenever we hear from guides and instructors reporting from the field. Some staff call in more frequently than others. No news is good news and indicates all is going according to plan. We will do our best to keep those who want to be up to date, up to date.
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