May 17 West Buttress team on track to move to High Camp today!

Climber Mallori Sheets called in an update for the May 17 West Buttress team at Camp Three (14,200′). The storm that was bringing high winds and snow to the upper mountain has began to ease off, with a window potentially opening for the summit over the next few days.

The team cached below fixed lines today, and are now in position to  move to High Camp today, 5/28. The team is right on schedule and making great progress up the route. Above Camp Three, the route becomes significantly steeper, and the team will trade out their sleds and snowshoes for crampons and ice axes.

Here’s Mallori!


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  1. Mallori & Erik,
    It’s been so fun to hear your posts! We’re happy to hear all is well and you’re eating so well. You’ll be strong summit day! Puppies are very happy and send their puppy love. Ellie too! Everything is on schedule for your house. Final walk thru is Friday.
    Love you!
    Dana & Bob

  2. All sounds well and positive. Lazy day is over 😉 Summit calls….
    Peter’s turn on the radio must be tomorrow, updating us on the crampon and ice pick route to High Camp??

  3. Hi Son sounds like everything is going to plan , moving to the very challenging area of the mountain, all the family is well , brownie looking older by the day Very proud of what you are achieving be careful Can’t wait see the pictures love you xxxx Peter Taylor

  4. Cat,
    Great Job. Proud of you. I know you can do this but be safe. Draw a sailboat in the snow for me when you summit. See you soon.

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