Backcarry yesterday, carry today (maybe)

Chris called from 11,200′ camp to report having backcarried their gear from Kahiltna pass into camp 2 at 11,200′.  As strange as it may sound, he reported sweltering temperatures on the glacier during the day.  This is quite common as the snow reflects about 95% of the sun’s intensity during the heat of the day, so it is not uncommon on a clear, cloudless day to have temperatures fluctuate up to 100 degrees F from sunrise to sunset.  They are planning to carry a load of gear up high around Windy Corner to 13,500′ today, of course if conditions permit.

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