June 4 Team – Aiming for Windy Corner

The June 4 Team called in to let us know they are feeling well-rested after a reset day at Camp 2 11,000 ft (m) and are looking ahead to their move to cache supplies above Windy Corner 13,000 ft (3962 m). This next move will involve leaving camp early with all of the gear for the cache and engaging in steep snow climbing up the 1,000′ high Motorcycle Hill rewarding the climbers with spectacular views. The total distance for the day is about four miles round trip with a little over 2,000′ of elevation gain. Fun climbing with crampons and an ice axe will get them around Windy Corner where the upper mountain comes into view.

After digging in the cache, dropping supplies, and marking the location the team will head back down to their camp for a hot meal before bed. We hear a recent highlight from the cook tent was homemade black bean burgers with soup and chocolate chip cookies for dessert. Way to thrive not survive, team! Thanks for tuning in and check back soon for the next update.


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