"Mount Hunter is a siren. Its seductive song captivated me the first time I heard it. I have thrown aside logic and maybe even reason to try to climb it. I am not alone on this bewitchment" Scott Backes
Saturday, May 14, 2011
2nd Spotting on Day 2
I am sitting around basecamp charging, filming and doing other odd jobs. For the past 3 hours there has been loads of clouds rolling into the area.(for once the weather report has been somewhat accurate).The boys have been climbing up a gully and added with the clouds, I have not been able to see them since earlier this morning. I am assuming the last few pitches have been absolutely knarly as they have only ascended some 80 meters with a bunch of traversing on some scary terrain. They have only made about 1/4 of the progress made yesterday. But that said, they still have around 6 hours of sun light to get to the base of the main gully where they had hoped to reach by the end of today. (several pitches above them).