June 12th West Buttress Denali Expedition – Moved on up to Camp 2!

Climber Dan with the June 12th Team called in to report that the crew made a BIG MOVE and single-carried from Camp 1 up to Camp 2! 

Hear it from Dan himself: Audio Recording

After arriving at Camp 2, the team had some pizza for dinner and, in Decatur’s words “were strong like chickens” out there on the trail. Strong work team!

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The long gentle uphill between Camp 1 and Camp 2.

What’s a “single-carry”, you ask? Well, instead of leaving half of their food and equipment in a hole, buried in the snow, (aka a cache), between Camp 1 and Camp 2, the crew just decided to keep on moving, carrying ALL of their stuff in a single push up to Camp 2.

While it’s not an unheard of tactic, it is rare, and it’s a sign that the team is strong, and their loads are relatively light!

Now the team will settle into life at Camp 2, situated at 11,200′!


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