June 17 Team Caches at 16,400′

Guide Kakiko reports that the team had a big day today, caching at 16,400′ on the ridge above 14 Camp. It a strenuous day for climbers as they tackle the “headwall” and ascend via the fixed lines.

14 Camp with the fixed lines up the Headwall in the background.


A Mountain Trip climber ascends the steep Headwall, which climbs from about 15,600′ to the crest of a ridge at 16,200′.


The team plans to rest, relax, and hydrate tomorrow in 14 Camp in preparation for moving up to High Camp the following day (weather permitting).

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