Image_067.jpg 14,200' CampThumbnailsWest Rib14,200' CampThumbnailsWest Rib

Originally we'd intended to spend a few days acclimatizing at 14,200' and then descend to Ski Hill Camp to climb the entire West Rib, but because of bad weather we were now several days behind schedule and we decided our chances of success would be higher if we simply ascended the upper West Rib from 14,200' (this is known as the "West Rib Cut-Off").

Here we are on our way to a camp at 16,200' on the upper West Rib. In the background is the Kahiltna Glacier and Mt. Foraker.