Moved up to high camp today, awesome sections including the ridge and washburn’s thumb. Setting up camp in some high winds was tough when we got there but all worth it.
Mike and Ian A-OK!
Andy peering around Washburn’s thumb
Penny coming up the fixed ropes
Following a gruelling 18 hole final at 14,200 feet, Rory McHugh and Jonathan Guidry went to a 3 hole playoff and then to sudden death. Jonathan, having come back from a 4 hole deficit in the matchplay event final came incredibly close but ultimately Rory held strong and took the title.
Jonathan said afterwards: “Its a true honour to have made the final and take home the silver medal. Just want to congratulate Rory on a match well played”
Rory was also quick to congratulate Jonathan on a great come back “Jonathan is a true gentleman and it was an honour to have had the opportunity to compete with him in front of an excitable crowd at Camp 3. I just hope we haven’t over exerted ourselves in what was supposed to be our rest day before starting the summit push tomorrow.”
Finally, after months of training and preparation, we made our final calls to loved ones, said good by to grass, tarmac, bed, internet, and warmth generally and got ready to fly onto the glacier – spending the next three weeks camping on the ice as we aim to summit North America’s highest peak
Left to right back: Daniel Goldstein, Barry Raferty, Julie Bedford, Jeremy Cote, Johnathan Guidry, Freddy Walker, Penelope Walker
Left to right front: Michael Sachs, Andy Stephen, Rory McHugh, Ian Mceleney, David Atkinson
Awesome to meet everyone over dinner in Anchorage last night.