Yesterday the team retraced their steps up the fixed lines and the headwall, climbed the beautiful ridge line above 14 Camp, picked up their cached items at 16,500′, and made the final push to High Camp at 17,200′. It’s an exhausting day and Etienne reports that the team moved well and is feeling good. Great work! Today the team woke to high winds and they kept busy by building snow walls around their camp for protection.
The climbers will rest, hydrate, and organize their kit in preparation for a summit attempt in the coming days.