May 27 West Buttress Team – Practicing Skills and Backcarry

Guide Robert Caldwell called in an update on the May 27 West Buttress team, who spent the day backcarrying below Camp Three at 14,200′ to retrieve their cache near Windy Corner. After returning to camp, the team spent the rest of the day practicing skills essential for the upper mountain–like ascending a fixed line and clipping through running protection–before they head up the fixed lines on the steep headwall above camp. Weather permitting, the team will spend tomorrow ascending the fixed lines for the first time and placing a cache on the 16-Ridge.

A Mountain Trip team retrieving their cache from Windy Corner.

Here’s Rob!


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