Mountain Trip guide Aaron Diamond called in for the June 9 West Buttress team, who have decided to take a weather/rest day in the face of plenty of new snow, low temperatures and high winds.
Although Aaron does not mention the team’s location, we know that they are still camped at 11,200′ on the route.
The forecast suggests that the snow will continue to fall through today and early Sunday. A small window of clear weather will likely occur late Sunday early Monday, but guides on the mountain always take any forecast with a grain of salt. It is likely that the team will have the chance to move camp higher, up to 14,200′, within the next several days.