May 30th West Buttress Team — Cache in place on the 16,000′ ridge

Asher calls in with a bowl of Phad Thai from the cook tent! The team had a successful day securing their cache at 16,400′ on the ridge above camp 14,200′. The is one of the steeper days of climbing as you ascend the 800 feet of fixed lines up to the ridge. Sounds like conditions were challenging with steep “blue ice” to kick into! This makes for an exciting day. With their cache in place, the team just needs to wait for a good weather to move on up to High Camp at 17,200′ and attempt the summit. Stay tuned!



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