June 15th West Buttress Denali Expedition – Rolled into Camp 2!

Lead Guide Matt Park called in from the June 15th “Quick Ascent” Team to report that they cruised right up to Camp 2 yesterday, arriving at 11,200′ with time to rest and relax in the afternoon. 

Here’s Matt: Audio Recording

The June 15th Team, ready to fly into Basecamp!

This team, with their expedited schedule, has less food and fuel with them, meaning they’ve been able to “single carry” their (relatively) lighter loads from Basecamp to Camp 2. “Single carry” just means they have taken all of their stuff with them each moving day, which is different than the “cache and carry” style of ascent used by other expeditions that have heavier loads.

Hopefully, they can continue to get good weather and continue their expedited ascent! Next task for them will be planning their move up and around Windy Corner to Camp 3!

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