We’ve had some difficulties receiving updates from the mountain this morning, with most updates coming in unclear, cutting off early, or not working at all. Climber Tony Hogan called in an update on the June 5 West Buttress team, who are camped at 14,200′, but was unfortunately cut short on his first post. Luckily, he realized that he didn’t have a great connection, and was able to call in a second report.
Tony mentioned that guides Fischer and Joe were involved with helping a client from another team down to camp. We will update you all with more details when we receive them.
The team has been keeping busy around camp, doing group aerobics, practicing self-arrest, so that they will be able to tackle the upper mountain when the time comes.
Hopefully a weather window will open up within the next few days, allowing the team to move up to High Camp at 17,200′. It’s likely that this afternoon (6/18) the weather will clear enough for the team to make their move up the steep headwall and fixed lines up to High Camp.