MAY 20 TEAM REST DAY AT 14 CAMP

Dmitriy called in the team report tonight. The climbers had a rest day at the beautiful 14 Camp. Rest days are important for climbers to relax, hydrate and prepare for the upper mountain. The team did spend some time reviewing skills, as well. Weather permitting, the plan is to once again ascend the Headwall and move to High Camp at 17,200′ tomorrow.

The Headwall

Climbers on the Headwall, the steepest part of the West Buttress route. The ridge leading to high camp trends up and right in the image. The headwall is fixed with ropes that facilitate protecting climbers from slips.

Camp 3

Looking down at 14,200′ camp from the base of the Headwall, the steep slope that leads to the ridge, which takes climbers to high camp.

Here’s Dmitriy:

recording

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