Alp 4/Vamos/Chavo enjoyed glorious views practicing fixed line skills and backcarrying on a sunny rest day at 14,000 feet

Hello all, this is Dennis from Alp 4, or the newly named Team Chavo. Today we woke up to some beautiful sunny skies, had a leisurely breakfast, and enjoyed the sun and glorious views from 14,000 Camp.

Yesterday we had a big push up here; the guys were a little tired, but today’s a rest day. It’s doing wonders for the morale and we’re planning to cruise down to 13,5 and pick up our cache this afternoon. Right now, Willie is out there with the crew and we’re doing some training on fixed line use and how to use our ascenders correctly, as we plan to go up the fixed lines and make a cache at the top of the fixed lines tomorrow.

I also wanted to mention Matthew Emht’s group, Team 3/Alp 3, are having a few issues with their sat phones but they’re all safe and well. They had a rest day yesterday at 11 Camp and most likely be moving to 14 Camp today. There’ll all doing well as well.

That’s all for now, we’ll update you soon. Thanks for listening.


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