Yesterday the team cached a load of equipment and supplies at 16,200′ on the ridge above 14 Camp. Immediately out of camp the team began their ascent of the “headwall”, a steep section on the West Buttress route that has fixed lines to aide in the ascent. Once at the top of the headwall, they climbed an additional 500′ and left their cache of food and fuel. The team is in a good position to move up to High Camp, they just need a window of good weather for the final push. Solveig and Per have elected to descend, and Mountain Trip guide Nick will accompany them back to Base Camp.
Here’s a team member with an update: