May 13 Denali Team – Update In French and English!

Jeremy Cordelier gave us an update in French for all you Francophiles out there!  Rusty Schlessman gave us the English summary as well!  The team moved up to Camp 2 today, climbing about 2400′ (730 m) up the Kahiltna Glacier over the course of 4.5 miles (7.24 km).  They climbed above the start of the glacier, a spot known as Kahiltna Pass, and continued into a very pretty basin, ringed with steep snow slopes and ice cliffs.

climbers on kahiltna glacierSmall specks on a huge canvas…  Climbers at about 9300′ on the Kahiltna Glacier, looking south.

They had a day of pretty good weather overall, and they made good time on their ascent.  The plan for the coming days includes retrieving their cached supplies at about 10,500′ (3200 m) tomorrow and then carrying loads up higher on the route, around a rather infamous feature called Windy Corner.

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