Climber Tim Spencer called in a report for the Mountain Trip May 22 Denali West Buttress Expedition, who took a much-needed rest day at Camp 3 after officially spending one week on the route. The spent the day refueling with good food, shoveling out their tents, catching up on reading, and getting to know the others on their team. There’s a special kind of camaraderie fostered by spending a lot of downtime snowed in camp with other climbers!
Tim mentioned the high amounts of snow that accumulated around 11,000′, somewhere between two and three feet of snow, which drifted even higher than that with the winds.
Tomorrow they plan to cache gear and food around Windy Corner, if the weather clears up as the forecast suggests.