What I wouldn't give to be there with the team right now!! My cold-weather body is aching to get away from this 90-degree heat and humidity of Florida.
Anyway, they were still on schedule, having just down-climbed to 9700ft, picked up their cache of food/fuel/equipment there, and returned to their camp at 11,200ft. Hopefully today they were able to take some gear up to 13,500ft or 14,200ft, see how everyone was feeling at that altitude, and then descend back down to 11,200ft. Tomorrow, as you can see by the schedule below, they will be sleeping about 14,000ft if all goes according to plan.
I'm also happy to mention that the Air Force fighter squadron at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska is working on a flyby of this historic climb. A F-22 flyby would be fantastic, though any aircraft will be a great addition. We're really hoping for a good picture of the team on the summit with the flags and maybe even a plane in the background (or a picture from the air, capturing the team on the summit).
So, everything continues to go well. Thanks for all your support!!! If you have any media contacts, we'd love to get this story out to more people. I'd even be happy to just have a few extra people send out letters to their local newspapers/television stations/ and any other organization you think might help (including Congressmen/Senators!).
Climb High, Fly Low