In a written statement to CBC, she called Logan her most significant achievement as a mountaineer. But something went wrong on her descent.
One note in Parks Canada's rescue incident report says she "gave up." Another internal email cited fatigue.
After Richard called for help, rescue plans quickly formed. Kluane officials called for back up to Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska and Banff National Park in Alberta.
A few hours after the initial call, an update on Richard's condition came through her agent Francois Masse. She reportedly had no fuel, one bar of food and one litre of water.
The forecast showed stormy weather coming in, making any rescue attempt by helicopter difficult.
Parks Canada staff decided to first drop a bag with food, fuel, medication for acute mountain sickness, and a radio to Richard. Then they'd find a way to return and pick her up, either by a long line or basket.
The bag-drop mission that afternoon failed when weather forced the helicopter to turn back.
The incident team's notes from the call say Richard was trying to descend, but couldn't. She wasn't feeling sick, but her face and lips were cracking from the wind and sun. She was feeling discouraged.
The helicopter team set up a base at Logan Cabin, 25 kilometres north of Richard's waiting spot at Prospector's Col. The team prepared for the bag drop and looked for Richard's tent.
They couldn't see it. They were looking for a green tent — the colour listed on Richard's expedition application — but in fact her tent was red.