June 17 Team – Update from Sylvia

Sylvia called in a very nice post this evening from the camp at 17,200′ (5244m).  It snowed today, and the team rested from their big day making a push up the ridge to their high camp.  It is common to plan on spending a day resting and acclimatizing before considering making a bid for the summit.  Even one additional day can make a huge difference in how climbers feel at this altitude.

Here’s Silvia!


This shows the route from just outside High Camp to the summit. The dotted line is where the route zig zags past Zebra Rocks and across a stretch known as the "Speed Bumps"

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