Team Climb For A Smile acclimatizes another day at Low Camp waiting for winds to drop to move up to High Camp

Hey there friends, family, and loved ones, this is Team Climb For A Smile reporting in from Low Camp.

It was windy today. We couldn’t really get up enough nerve to brace ourselves against the wind, so we’re acclimatizing here at Low Camp. We’re going to need to move soon though, cause we’re running out of butter. Those penguin burgers take a lot of butter to cook. So we’ve been having good meals and good talks, getting to know everybody quite well, and hoping that tomorrow the winds are going to drop enough that we can actually move up to High Camp.

As you know from yesterday, our food and fuel is all most there at High Camp, in a cache. And all we got to do is get our bodies up there and get it. A day or two of good weather and hopefully we’ll be able to climb this thing. So please keep rooting for us, we appreciate that. And I just want to tell you, those penguin burgers were tasty.

So ciao for now! We’ll talk to you tomorrow. Stay tuned for the further adventures of Climb For A Smile!

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