May 30 West Buttress Team – Backcarried to Camp 2

Our guide Karl Welter called in from the basin camp at 11,200′ with an update on the May 30th Team’s progress.  Today, they dropped back down to retrieve their cache of supplies, which they had buried at about 10,200′ two days ago.  The weather and snowfall made what is traditionally a pretty easy day into something a bit more challenging.

The team is doing great and moving along in spite of the tough weather.  Now that they have all their food, fuel and supplies, they are in a good position to embrace what the mountain throws at them.  If the weather does not allow them to move up tomorrow, they can hang out in camp and eat well.  If the weather breaks, they will carry a load up and around a feature known as Windy Corner to cache at a spot near 13,500′, before dropping back to their camp for the night.

Here’s Karl!



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