June 9 West Buttress Team – “Powder Day” at 14k

The June 9 Team “enjoyed” a powder day at 14k Camp yesterday. A week of incredible weather can easily change on a dime into waist deep trail breaking on North America’s highest peak. However, the team is in a great position and good spirits. Plus, extra rest days at 14k never hurt.

Today, the team plans to tackle the headwall up the fixed lines to put in a small cache of gear on the 16k Ridge. The headwall is a steep 40 degree slope and a real test of technical climbing ability as a team.

Here’s Climber, Ross with an entertaining dispatch:


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