May 29 Team Backcarries to 10,200′

Michael updates us after some snow camp cheesecake! Teams on Denali are experiencing warm and sunny weather in this extended high pressure system. Today the team left Camp 2 at 11,200′ (3413m) and descended to their cache site at 10,200′ (3108m). They dug up their supplies, loaded them into their packs, and marched back up to Camp 2. This only takes a couple of hours or so from their day. It sounds like after their short jaunt, the team was able to enjoy some sunshine. Even though they are snow camping, a calm day with a bright sun can feel like shorts and sunbathing weather on Denali! It is not uncommon to pull out a foam mat and set oneself up a little lounge chair in the sunshine with a book or a journal. The team may have also used this active rest day to practice their ice ax and crampon skills, as leaving Camp 2 the mountain will become more difficult and steeper and the team will need to employ these tools.

Here’s Michael:


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  1. Great to hear from you Michael and to hear that all is going well for the team, sounds like you are enjoying the challenge. The Mountain Trip app is great for keeping in touch. God bless Mum xx

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