May 30th West Buttress Team — At Basecamp!

Lead guide Kristin Arnold calls in to let us know the whole team is at Basecamp! A beautiful and bluebird flight to basecamp with Talkeetna Air Taxi is an ideal way to start the expedition. The plan is to leave Basecamp at 4am during the colder part of the day to make their way to Camp 1.

This day consists of a single carry, meaning the team carries all the gear for the entire trip (about 110lbs per person!) to their first camp which is about 5.5 miles and 1000′ of elevation gain. Climbers say that this is often one of the most difficult days on the mountain.

Stay tuned!



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