Trip Reports

June 7 Team Cached at 16,200′

Yesterday the team left Camp 3 (14,200′ 4937m) to climb about 1,000′ up the “Bunny Hill” to where the fixed lines begin. This usually takes a couple of hours. Here, at the bottom of the Headwall, two ropes spanning 600′ in length run from the ridge at 16,200′ (4937m) to a large crevasse known as…

June 5 Team Moves to High Camp

Yesterday the team was able to pack up in Camp 3 and move on up to High Camp! They retraced their steps from cache day, first climbing out of Camp 3 at 14,200′ (4328m) to the bergshrund at 15,000′ (4572m) where they clipped into the fixed lines with their ascenders. Here they spent a couple…

June 2 Team Moves to High Camp

Yesterday the team was able to pack up at Camp 3 (14,200′ 4328m) and move up to High Camp at 17,200′ (5242m). They retraced their steps from cache day. Starting first by climbing the slope from 14,200′ (4328m) for a couple of hours up to the beginning of the fixed lines at 15,000′. Here they…

June 5 Team Caches at 16,200′

Yesterday the team left camp to climb 1,000′ to the start of the fixed lines, which took about two hours to get to. Once arriving at the bergshrund (where a glacier meets steep ice, creating a crevasse that sloughs dramatically away from the steep ice and continues across an entire mountain face) the team found themselves…