I just received this email from Brian Baca, of the University of Michigan’s MClimber team:
I’m afraid that MClimber will not be ready to compete this year. As usual there are a lot of last minute issues, but we do not have enough time to sort them out along with our classwork and midterms. The team is looking to compete next year, but nothing is official yet.
Major bummer – they did so well in last year’s competition and I was really looking forward to seeing how they were going to do this year.
Let’s hope for their return next year and, as I wrote in my last post, perhaps we’ll see them in both the Climber / Power-Beaming competition and the Tether competition.