May 24 Ski Team Moves to Camp 2

The team reports a successful move to Camp 2 yesterday. After making breakfast, coffee, and melting snow for drinking water. The team packed their camp up, tied into their rope teams, slathered on some sun screen, and started 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 lies. The team traveled 4 miles today and ascended 3,400′ (1036m). Today will be a rest day and they may spend some time reviewing technical skills like ice ax and crampon use, as soon they will be stashing their snowshoes and trading in for crampons as they continue to ascend the mountain.

Camp 2

Here’s lead guide Jed Porter!


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