June 15 Ski Team Arrives at Camp 2

Yesterday the team moved into Camp 2 at 11,200′ (3413m). Sounds like they were able to take a couple of ski laps above camp! They also spent a bit of time going over crampon and ice ax use, since they will employ those as they progress up the mountain and make their first cache today. Camp 2 sits in a small basin below dramatic seracs (columns of ice peeling off of hanging glaciers and steeper sections of the glacier) on one side, some granite walls on the other, Ski Hill rising behind them leading to the upper mountain, and beyond they can see the top of Kahiltna Dome, a peak that rises above the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier.

Camp 2

Here’s Jonathan with the update:


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