June 21 “Team Brazil” Moves to Camp 3

Yesterday this crew made their way up Motorcycle Hill, topped out on Squirrel Hill, crossed the Polo Field, navigated through Windy Corner, and made their way into Genet Basin at 14,200′ (4328m) where Camp 3 resides. The surrounding scenery of the basin is awe-inspiring. Behind camp, the Headwall rises up to meet the ridge at 16,200′ (4937m). The ridge climbs higher and higher until it reaches the summit, passing out of view. From about 17,000′ (5181m) the ridge touches some of Denali’s iconic ski lines as they drop over 3,000′ (914m) back into camp, snaking their way down steep, frozen slopes in-between granite gullies known as couloirs.

Here, many teams will congregate as they rest up and wait for their weather window to move into High Camp. It provides a social and exciting atmosphere as teams from all over the world and various walks of life mingle with each other. From their tents, they can look out and watch the clouds roll over Mount Foraker (Sultana), the second highest peak in The Range.

Camp 3

Here is Gustavo with the update!


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