June 7 Team Caches at Windy Corner

The June 7 team was able to put in their next cache at Windy Corner, which sits at about 13,200′ (4023m). With crampons on boots and ice axes in hand, the team began their day by first climbing a mile and 800′ up Motorcycle Hill. After topping out here, they climbed up Squirrel Hill into the Polo Field, a basin of the glacier that gradually slopes up to Windy Corner. At the crest of another hill the granite wall which is the namesake of the West Buttress rises to the climbers’ right and the route stretches below and around to the cache site. The formation of the granite can cause the wind to ramp up around this corner, thus the moniker Windy Corner. Here, the team chipped into the ice until they were able to bury their supplies in the glacier, and made their way back down to Camp 2 at 11,200′ (3413m).

Here’s our lead guide Jesse Yon!


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