May 11 Team Arrives at Camp 2

Jordan calls in to let us know that the May 11 team has successfully moved up to Camp 2 (11,200′ 3413m). After making breakfast, coffee, and melting snow for water this morning, the team broke down camp and packed everything up in backpacks and sleds. Once that big task is done the team lays out their ropes, and each person ties into the rope team and they set off. They started their morning ascending 1,200′ (365m) up Ski Hill onto the rolling hills of the glacier above Ski Hill, below Kahiltna Pass. Their route takes them past their cache site and jogs to the climbers right onto a glacial base below some awe inspiring seracs (a block of ice among crevasses on a glacier, often in an ice fall or below a “hanging” glacier) at the base of Motorcycle Hill where Camp 2 sits.

The team traveled 4 miles today and ascended 3,400′ (1036m). The team plans to retrieve their cache today and have an active rest day.

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