May 8 Denali West Buttress Team has cached up around Windy Corner

Mountain Trip guide Fischer Hazen called in an update on the May 8th Deanli West Buttress team, who successfully cached up around Windy Corner at 13,500′, after weather had thwarted their attempts at progress for several days. The team is hoping to make the move up to Camp Three at 14,200′ today, May 19, where they will rest and acclimate before tackling the steep headwall out of camp and the fixed lines.

Now that they have cached up high, the majority of the route up to 14-Camp will be familiar–they will know when to expect the hills and the icy blasts when tackling the aptly named Windy Corner near their cache sit.

Here’s Fischer!

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