After waiting out the weather at Advanced Base Camp for a week The Ready Project® team made the decision to push back up to 17,000 feet. After reaching 17,000 feet the team made the critical decision to back off the mountain as weather conditions were getting worse. Temperatures were dropping and wind speeds were increasing making a summit attempt a very dangerous endeavor.
They packed up their gear at High Camp and made the long trek out to the landing strip lower on the Kahiltna Glacier. Before leaving high camp the team shared extra food rations with other teams remaining on the mountain. The Freeze Dried Fruits and just-add-water meals were a huge hit and didn't last long.
After waiting an additional day at the airstrip the weather cleared just long enough for their exceptional pilot at Sheldon Air Service to sneak in and fly the team out to Talkeetna.