Today was a busy day for our climbers who met their rope teams, met their mountain guides, checked their gear and packed for the journey. Some people were nervous, and others felt ready to get this show on the road!
One former climber who's a volunteer porter this year, Jen Bray, explained the feeling:
"The anticipation always kills you. As you're doing gear check you stare up at the mountain and try to figure it out. Then once you leave Bunny Flats it's just one step at a time. Next thing you know you're looking at the summit and you're getting closer and closer, and you just go for it."
The climbers depart tomorrow at 10 a.m. In the meantime check out some photos below & more on Flickr.