June 17 Team Cached Below Camp 2

Today, the June 17th team carried loads to an elevation of about 10,200′ (3010m).  They loaded up packs and sleds with roughly half of their supplies, extra clothing and carried it all uphill for several hours.  Arriving at their intended destination, they dug a deep pit in the snow and buried a “cache.”  After marking it well and noting it’s location on GPS, they dropped back down to their previous camp at 7,800′ (2377m).

They will follow this pattern of “climbing high and sleeping low” for the next several camps.  It allows them to ease into the thinner air of higher elevations and also move their veritable mountain of food and supplies without struggling too much.  Tomorrow, they will pack up camp and move up past their cache to establish Camp 2.


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