June 22nd Team Backcarries To Camp 3

Our June 22nd dropped down out of Camp 3 today to retrieve a cache of supplies they had left at about 13,700′ a couple days ago.  I think Moritz Pfahler called in on behalf of the team, but if I guessed incorrectly, someone please let us know!

The team slept in a bit today, after their had climb up from Camp 2 at 11,200′.  They had a big breakfast before dropping down glacier to just above Windy Corner to dig their cache out of the snow.  Shouldering their packs, the team then hiked a bit over an hour back to camp.  Now, fully provisioned, they have their sights set on the upper mountain!

In the coning days, they will carry more supplies up the steepest part of the West Buttress route- The Headwall.  This 600′ slope rises to the crest of a beautiful ridge, which will then lead the team to their High Camp at 17,200′.

Here’s Moritz:

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