i'm sure that folks who have done traverses in the past have some tips that make things go a LOT better. I'd like to collect some here, for later posting in the Report or in an article. here's a couple that I've picked up from this trip:
1 - always line your pack with heavy duty black plastic garbage bags. use a separate one for your sleeping bag, especially if it's in a separate compartment. (this really isn't a traverse tip per se, but it was very useful nonetheless.)
2 - there is an unadvertised refuge room that is always open at the Lake of the Clouds hut. although it is cold, there's ice on the floor in the winter and there are mice that will nibble thru stuff it is wicked better than being outside in a bad storm.