May 21 Team – Arrives at Camp 2

The May 21 team was able to move from Camp 1 at 7,200 ft to Camp 2 at 11,200 ft (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 task is done the team lays out their ropes, and each person ties into the rope team and before setting off. They started their morning ascending 1,200 ft (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 lies. The team traveled 4 miles today and ascended 3,400′ (1036m).

Check out the map of the West Buttress below!

Here’s the update!


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  1. Hi Ran
    We follow you all the time, I see that you are making good progress
    Be strong and courageous
    We all love you and keep fingers crossed

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