August 23 – No place to go but up!

Hello, it’s August 23 and this is Kellie reporting from Camp 5, the Lava Dome Palace. We have established Camp 5, which is at the base of the awesome Western Breach Wall.

Our climbing objective stands right in front of us. The group is excited to start the real climbing. There is no place to go but up.

Last night at dinner, under the influence of increasing altitude, the conversation turned to the “Green Machine”, a very proper name for our latrine. You can tell we’re getting higher! People are doing well and we are excited to be on our way to the next camp tomorrow.