After a few days confined to a tiny tent due to poor weather with two other grown men, I was ready to do just about anything to get out of there, including mountain climbing! Yesterday was a long, hard day but the weather was clear and beautiful. All the poor weather was below us at around 7,000 ft. We were behind another team as we all slowly made our way to the summit. We got some gorgeous photos -- including one with the Wilderness Supply logo -- and then headed back down, where we stopped at 17 camp to rest. The whole trip took us around 14 hours to complete and we were exhausted at the end of it all. Today we will be heading down to 14 camp where we will likely stop to sleep. Depending on conditions and how we feel we may continue on a little further. By tomorrow we hope to get to Base Camp and then get ready to fly on out.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
- Mark Twain