June 20 West Buttress Team – Building a Bathroom Tunnel

Lead Guide Yoshiko Miyazaki called in an update on the June 20 West Buttress Expedition, surviving the storm cycle at 14-Camp and making some improvements to their shelter situation. They have no doubt constructed large snowblock walls to protect from the wind and driving snow around their tents. Today’s biggest accomplishment was building a tunnel to their bathroom to protect them from the storm. Understandably, it can be a bit uncomfortable to do your business outside in a driving snowstorm at over 14,000′ ;).

The team is all in good spirits and hanging tough while they wait on their weather window to push up to High Camp. They are currently on day 15 of the expedition with a good amount of time still left to wait it out.


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