Dawn Weaver called in from 14,200′ after the team took a rather leisurely day today. They slept in this morning, getting some well deserved rest following the tough day of moving up from 11,200′ the day before. The smell of pancakes grilling in the kitchen tent greeted the climbers when they awoke. After a slow morning of many cups of hit drinks, the team shouldered their packs for the short hike down to the cache site below camp.
Arriving above Windy Corner, they dug up their supplies, which had been buried in the snow as a safeguard against the tenacity of the ravens, which are habituated to associating climber caches with food sources. Distributing the loads, they hiked a bit more than an hour back up to camp. In the afternoon, they reviewed some skills before wandering into the kitchen tent in the evening for the evening’s dinner fare: guacamole/bacon cheese burgers!
Here is Dawn!