The Blockade Busters practice their rope skills as they rest and recuperate at High Camp.

Hello there friends family and loved ones, this is the Blockade Busters reporting in from High Camp. We spent a rainy day indoors, resting, recuperating, and getting acclimatized for our summit push which happens tomorrow morning, quite early. We worked on knots, and we also worked on all of the techniques we need for fixed lines and the Tyrolean traverse and it looks like people are getting the idea and we are going to be able to put it to good use tomorrow. So stay tuned for the further adventures of the Blockade Busters!


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