June 18 Team Caches at 10,200′

Dodging rain showers and pushing through generally poor conditions, the June 18 Team ascended to 10,200′ to leave a cache of equipment and supplies, then descended back to Camp 1. This system of “cache and carry” has two purposes: it helps climbers acclimatize and it allows climbers to lighten their loads between camps. It’s a wonderful feeling to move on the glacier with a not-fully-loaded pack! If the weather cooperates, the team will move to Camp 2 tomorrow.

denali above camp 1

Terrain above Camp 1


Here’s guide Tom with the update and a  sweet shout out to his mom:


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