The four divers were Josh Thornton, Michael Thornton, Mike Nygard and Rich Cherian. We left Dive Addicts about 8:15 AM and got up to Deer Creek about 9:00 AM. It took us about 45 mins. to cut the hole in the ice and then we had to struggle a little bit to get the triangular piece of ice pushed underneath one side so that we could get the divers in the water.
We split the divers into two teams so we always had 3 surface support while there were two divers in the water. One of the surface support was always geared up and ready to splash if there was a problem that required his help. Both divers were tethered together with a climbing rope that was anchored to 3 points of the triangular opening using ice climbing screws and carabineers.
The dive profiles were approximately 110 feet deep for 29 mins. At an altitude of approximately 6500 feet, under the ice, this is a fairly serious dive!