Bill called tonight at 7 PM from Camp 2 as he was about to leave for Camp 3. It will probably take him 6 hours or so to get to Camp 3 and will call me again from there. He is not going to actually sleep at Camp 3 as weather is coming in and he wants to get ahead of it. The winds have picked up some. He will just rest at Camp 3 and then head out for the Summit. It is still a long way from Camp 3 (maybe 12 hours for a young climber) to the Summit. I’m concerned that he is not going to sleep at this point as this is what he did the first year on the south side and wore himself out by not getting enough rest. The next weather window is not until the end of the month. Will let you know when I hear again.

— Sharon Burke