June 7 Team Backcarries to Windy Corner

Yesterday the team was able to sleep in and leave camp when the sun was shining warmly on the tents. They walked leisurely back to their cache site at 13,200′ (3413m), dug up their supplies, and walked back up to camp. Combined with some rest and snacks, the team likely also geared up to practice using ascenders with all their big puffy layers which makes things adequately challenging and hands much less dextrous. Ascenders are a progress capture device that allows climbers to move up a rope, but when pulled downhill the teeth of the device will bite into the rope and prevent a fall.


Here’s Jesse:


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