May 18 Team Backcarries to 10,200′

Lead guide Jason Denley called in to report the team left Camp 2 today to retrieve their cache from the cache site at 10,200′ (3108m) where they had buried it on the way to Camp 2 the day before. The team has been experiencing clear skies and perfect weather so far. Tomorrow the team plans to cache at Windy Corner at 13,200′ (4023m) in preparation for moving to Camp 3, which resides at 14,200′ (4328m). Leaving Camp 2, the team will start to experience more varied and challenging terrain. Starting their day first with Motorcycle Hill followed by Squirrel Hill, across the “Polo Field” (a flat expanse of the glacier) to Windy Corner. Today was the team’s first “active rest day” since starting their journey up North America’s highest peak. It only takes a couple hours to retrieve the cache and bring it up to fully supply the team at Camp 2. This gives them a chance to stretch their legs a bit, get some fresh air, and move some of that lactic acid out of the body. Afterwards, they can spend the rest of the day eating, resting, maybe practicing some technical skills with ice ax and crampons or preparing for the Windy Corner cache tomorrow.

Here’s Jason!


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