Art “Karts” Huseonica faced Borah Peak again with reality TV star Jeff Zausch and two of their friends. Thus time Karts’ nemesis was deep snow on a layer of ice from a recent, unexpected snow storm.
Before the team’s arrival Karts, make a solo attempt on Borah Peak, but found deep snow and an unknown route to the summit along the summit ridge. The few other climbers on the mountain also retreated.
Knowing that a summit was unlikely, the team still made a summit bid a few days later, only to be turned back by reaffirmed dangerous climbing conditions. Despite this, the team had a great time.
Other team members included former gymnast Angelina Lance from California and National Guardsman Tyler Hieb from Idaho.
At 12,660 feet/3,860 meters, Borah Peak is a challenging climb due to its knife-edge-ridge approach and 5,200 feet/1,585 meters prominence.