May 24 Ski Team Moves to Camp 3

The team calls in to report that they are successfully residing in Camp 3 at 14,200′ (4328m)! Arriving at Camp 3 is always full of excitement. Many teams end up congregating here as they wait for their opportunity to move to High Camp and then their summit bid. Teams typically wait for a good weather window, hopefully summit conditions, before moving to High Camp to do their best to shorten their time there as conditions at 17,200′ (5242m) can be pretty harsh. Camp 3 is often very social with teams from around the world sharing snacks and stories. The team gets a great view from here of Mount Foraker (Sultana) and of the fixed lines up to the ridge at 16,200′ (4937m) and beyond. We’ll explain fixed lines later. Today the team will enjoy a very much deserved 1st rest day of the trip!

A 2021 team looking down on Camp 3 from their ascent to the fixed lines


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