The West Rib team called in an update from Camp Two on the West Buttress at 11,200′. Most of our West Rib teams spend time acclimatizing on the West Buttress before attempting the more committing, but nearby, West Rib Route. They also have the task of shuttling a cache of gear and food up to 14,200′ Camp on the West Buttress to support them on their ascent of the West Rib later on. For a more technical route like the West Rib, it’s best if teams begin their attempt as acclimatized and as light as possible.
Check out the audio update from the team below!