Joey called in the team report tonight. It sounds like the team is in good spirits and enjoying some nice, clear weather. Today the team carried a load of equipment and supplies from Camp 2 to a cache site at 13,500′. Right out of camp the team began a steep ascent of Motorcycle Hill, which gains approximately 1000′, then they tackled Squirrel Hill before cresting onto the relatively moderate terrain of the Polo Fields. Then it was more elevation gain up and around Windy Corner, a prominent feature on the West Buttress route that is know for….windy conditions!  The cache site is a short distance beyond Windy Corner.

Above Windy Corner

Above Windy Corner


Loking downhill at Windy Corner

Looking downhill at Windy Corner, a prominent feature that drops off the West Buttress proper.

The plan is to move up to 14 Camp tomorrow.

Here’s Joey:


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