June 19 Team Caches at 16,400′

The team made good progress ascending and descending the Headwall section of the climb. They cached a load of equipment and supplies at a site just below Washburn’s Thumb on the ridge above 14 Camp. This is the team’s first foray onto the “upper mountain”, which we define as the territory above 14 Camp.

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

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Looking down on Camp 3 from 16200′


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


Here’s Nick:

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  1. Denise Kiley

    Nice report Nick! Sounds like an awesome adventure. We are all cheering you on from NC!

  2. Mike Nason

    Ditto. Nice going. Good luck at these higher elevations.

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