June 20 Team Moves to Camp 2

Yesterday the team climbed up from their camp around 10,200′ (3108m) to Camp 2 which sits at 11,200′ (3413m). Camp 2 sits below some magnificent seracs, which are large columns of ice that peel off of the glacier as it moves over convexities in the terrain. The team can see the top of Kahiltna Dome from here. Across from the dramatic seracs is a snow covered granite wall, and behind camp lies Motorcycle Hill, rising one mile above camp and marking the start of more technical terrain as teams ascend the mountain. They will take some time here to review crampon and ice axe skills, and today likely climbing up that big hill and a few others to their cache site at Windy Corner, 2,000′ (609m) above camp.

Camp 2

Here’s Nick with today’s update:


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