Lowell and Peter called in from the large basin camp at 14,200′ on the West Buttress. Today, the team dropped down to 13,500′ to pick up the cache of supplies that they had buried a few days ago. This is sort of an active rest day, as it only takes about 20 minutes to drop down to the cache site and a bit over an hour to carry things back up to the 14,200′ camp.
Thus resupplied, they are now ready for whatever the mountain might bring. The forecast for the next few days doesn’t look too great, but this elevation is a really good one at which climbers can build up their acclimatization, which will help them when they do get to move high. They will spend their time reviewing skills, fortifying their camp and generally preparing so that they can take advantage of any appropriate weather window that jight present itself in the coming days.
Here are the guys!