The weather is fickle. I spoke to Andrew a few nights ago and they were trying to get a handle on the weather. I’ve only been able to get forecasts for Denali and Talkeetna, but there is nothing for Foraker. I guess the weather is always apart of the challenge of an expedition. They need to be able to rely on a couple of non-storm days in order to attempt the climb. The forecasts have talked about a lot of cloudy weather. I’m not sure what that translates to on Foraker. In speaking to a ranger for DNP (Denali Nat’l Park), I was told that Foraker, and the Sultana Ridge in particular was notorious for bad weather. It gets both the weather from Denali and from the South. I received another OK message tonight and they are still at base camp. There is suppose to be a wind event on Friday with winds up to 70 mph.
On a brighter note, Andrew said that they’ve gotten some turns in on Mt. Crosson. And I know they have a lot of food!