The team is moving and feeling well, and they took advantage of another beautiful day to move a load of equipment and supplies to a cache site at 13, 500′. Immediately out of camp the team began to ascend Motorcycle Hill, which gains approximately 1000′, then they tackled Squirrel Hill before cresting onto the relatively moderate terrain of the Polo Fields. Then it was more elevation gain up and around Windy Corner, a prominent feature on the West Buttress route that is know for…..windy conditions! The cache site is a short distance beyond Windy Corner.
The team plans to take a rest day tomorrow. Rest days are an important part of our climbing program as they provides an opportunity for the climbers to rest, hydrate, eat, and generally relax from the physical and mental pressures of the expedition.