By 12:48 a.m., all 28 climbers were headed up the mountain, their way illuminated not just by their headlamps, but also by the moon and the stars. The conditions couldn't be better: clear skies and calm wind--no sign of the storm that passed through the day before and delayed their summit attempt.
The climb team was divided into smaller rope teams, which left base camp at staggered intervals and headed across the first snow field on the approach to the West Face.
Our base camp crew reported that watching the teams make their way across the snow, with headlamps glowing, was magical.
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