Carried Up to 10,500′ Today

Michael just called to report that after taking a weather day yesterday, due to very high winds, the team had a great day today.  They made a carry up and around the most northeasterly corner of the Kahiltna Glacier and made a cache at 10,500′, just shy of their next camp.  They are about to dine on some Teriyaki Chicken burgers and then get themselves some well deserved sleep.

They employed a strategy called carrying high and sleeping low today.   This means that they moved roughly half their “stuff” to a higher point, but then descended to let their bodies better acclimate by sleeping at a lower elevation. This is a tried-and-true technique that enables climbers to more readily ease their bodies into new altitudes and better acclimatize.

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