AMS Lead Guide, Rob Gowler phoned in today from 14,200'. He and his June 27th team with fellow guides, Dustin Eroh and Rebekah King moved up and around Windy Corner from 11,000' camp today. They had good weather and traveling conditions. They were fortunate enough to move into the sweet AMS / IMG camp that is being lead by AMS Guides, Greg Vernovage and Travis McAlpine. It is complete with a luxury snow kitchen and food storage caves.
He said that he could see the AMS/IMG team has moving to high camp on the 16,200' ridge this afternoon. They were above a prominent rock outcropping nicknamed Washburn's Thumb. The weather and climbing conditions looked good and they were moving well. Word is that they are stoked and ready for the challenging days ahead.
By now, all the teams are all be snug in their tents and having enjoyed some hot soup and a hot meal.
|Team on the 16,200' ridge, at Washburn's Thumb. Mt. Foraker in the background.|
|NPS Photos of the West Buttress Route and camps.||AMS/ IMG June 25 Team is at camp 4, High Camp; AMS June 27 Team is at Camp 3.|