Traverse Team- Backcarry Day

The crew had a nice and restful day- they had a mellow morning, sleeping in and enjoying a quick round trip from 14 camp  to pick up some gear cached at 13,500′.

This involved dropping down out of camp for about 30 minutes, digging up their cache that they left on the uphill side of Windy Corner a couple of days ago, and then carrying their supplies back up to camp, which takes about an hour of hiking.  This is called an “active rest day” in mountaineering parlance.  Getting out and moving helps the climbers acclimatize better than just hanging out in camp, and it also helps them manage their loads more easily.

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