May 22 Team Moves to Camp 2

This report was pretty tough to make out, but I think this is coming from the May 22 team! I do know they successfully moved camp from Camp 1 to Camp 2 yesterday, and plan to backcarry (walk down to their cache site at 10,200′ (3108m) to retrieve their cache). The team now resides at 11,200′ (3413m). They ascended 3,400′ (1036m) and traveled 4 miles today.

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 plans to retrieve their cache today and have an active rest day.

A photo of Camp 2 from the archives. Clearly taken in early season before many teams were on the mountain!

Not much to hear, but here it is!


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