May 22 8:00am – I moved up to Camp 2 yesterday (25,000 ft.) and planned to keep moving up the mountain to camp 3 this morning. The weather forecast was for moderate to low winds and clearing skies for my summit push tomorrow morning, but that is not the reality I’m facing. Winds are quite fierce amid a heavy fall of snow. I’ve got some time to wait it out this morning, but the winds and weather will need to settle down significantly to allow me to continue up the mountain today.
I had planned to get to camp 3 (27,000 ft.) early this afternoon, and then get an early (1-2 am) start for my summit attempt tomorrow, May 23rd. If the weather does not clear quickly this morning that plan will be history.