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