A moonlight departure

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The whole team of 34 departed Hidden Valley base camp (9,400 feet) many hours before sunrise this morning. They left in their smaller rope teams at staggered intervals and headed across the first snow field on the approach to the west face under moonlight.

Our base camp team of Connie G. and Connie E. report that watching the teams make their way across the snow with their headlamps by the light of the moon and stars was magical.

Three team members have reached their personal summits as of 7 a.m. Linda Trenholm came down with mild altitude sickness and returned to camp, where she is resting well. Hester Bennett and Cadie Jessup reached 10,000 feet and are on their way down to base camp with guides.

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2 thoughts on “A moonlight departure

  1. Hey Lindy,
    Congratulations on getting high, high, high! Every pic shows just how high you are these days, darlin’.
    Hope you are feeling better and getting ready to celebrate with your team tonight. We are still with you every step of the way.
    Bobbie and John

  2. Linda: We’re with you all the way!! Incredible accomplishment and commitment. Thank you! Hope you are doing fine now. Love, Marion and Deb

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