The higher that you are in total has no bearing on success.
Climbing 1 at a time will never fail (hint~!)
Climbing more than that at a time runs various risks of failing. They all have a precise mechanism that you may or may not be able to figure out.
ALSO, teams are not permanent and will be random.orged for every challenge. Sometimes the mole may select teams as well. Also, the mole may communicate through this thread via PMing me if he/she so desires.