Little did I know, the crew of Team Vertical was well aware of the storm moving in. They didn't say a word about it, and I'm glad:
 

A conversation between Bill and Leo, early in the day:

"They're just rockin' the reservation here this morning. They got about 9 runs the first hour, so they're a little ahead of target."
-- Bill Karman, pilot

An update on the weather: "There is a good chance that in the evening a system is coming in. They should speed up and not reserve their power too much... It depends on what the system out in the ocean is doing."
-- Leo Steiner, Klondike Heliskiing

"Well, if they keep this pace up they should be done here by about 4 o'clock."
-- Bill Karman, pilot

A conversation between Tammy and Brian:

"Have you got a shot maybe, at that 24 hour record (women's 24 Hours of Aspen record -- 258,093 vertical feet)?"
-- Brian Boyle, CBC Radio-Canada

"I haven't done the calculation on it, but I think we're looking really good right now. I'm not really thinking about that, we're just going to take it one step at a time and stay consistent in our runs. Then we'll see how we end up, but I think things look good."
-- Tammy McMinn

A conversation between Leo and Brian, around our 80th run:

"A few hours later, I can see that weather system Leo was talking about this morning, and it's seems to be right on track to becoming a serious threat. I talked to Leo about it at the summit where the wind was up and the visibility was down."
-- Brian Boyle, CBC Radio-Canada

"I think they can keep going for another 45 minutes... It will get a little bit tricky up here... It looks like they are in good condition and they can do it."
-- Leo Steiner, Klondike Heliskiing