June 17th Team Rest Day

The team took a day to rest, acclimatize, and practice some skills they’ll need for the upper mountain today.  They hope to carry a load of food and fuel up to cache on the ridge at 16,400 ft tomorrow and they’ll encounter some of the steeper sections of the W. Buttress route along the way.  They spent today practicing using their ascenders on a fixed rope, and passing anchors, two skills they’ll need to use on the terrain ahead.   Overall is was a pretty relaxing day and they are all doing great.

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