The team packed up and moved from 14 Camp to High Camp 17200′. Although High Camp is not a particularly hospitable environment, it does offer some of the most incredible views of the Alaska range. It’s a big move up to High Camp, over 3000′ of elevation gain, but it’s some of the most interesting climbing on the West Buttress route. After reaching the top of the Headwall, you continue to climb up the ridge, weaving on and off the spine of the ridge with significant drops on either side of you. The views are magnificent.
The team will rest, hydrate and watch the weather closely.