Cache at West Rib high camp

Lead guide Eric Larson called in last night to report that the team had made a strong carry up to the bergschrund camp of the West Rib from 14,200′ camp on the West Buttress route.  Many groups ascend the West Buttress route to put a cache of gear on the upper Rib and acclimatize to the higher elevation, and then descend the mountain to start the route from its beginnings in the Northeast Fork of the Kahiltna glacier.  This allows the team to move faster and lighter up the bottom half of the route, saving energy for the summit push.

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