West Rib Team – Skills Day at 11,200′

Mountain Trip lead guide Matt Park called in an update from Camp Two at 11,200′. The team took a bit of a down day to retrieve their cache of supplies near Kahiltna Pass. They also took the time to practice some essential skills for the upper mountain, like refreshing their crampon and ice axe technique. From here upward on the West Buttress, they’ll cache their poles and snowshoes until they descend back down to Camp One to make their deviation across to meet the West Rib route via the Northeast Fork of the Kahiltna. Tomorrow they plan to head up around Windy Corner on the West Buttress to around 13,500′ to set a cache to set them up for a move up to Camp Three at 14,200′ to spend some time acclimatizing.

Here’s Matt!


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