May 31 team- at 14,200′

Mike Burmeister and his expedition moved successfully to camp 3, which is at 14,200′ on the West Buttress.  Looking up out of camp, you can see almost to the summit of North America, Mt. Foraker, and Mt. Hunter, and dozens of other lower unnamed peaks.  The TAT webcam ( shows clear skies above a mid-level cloud layer, and it looks like camp is fully in the sun.  The team plans to travel a few minutes down the trail today to pick up a cache of gear and food at 13,500′ and return to camp to practice technical skills that will be needed on the upper mountain (simulclimbing, fixed line ascension).  The backcarry day usually means sleeping in and eating larger meals than normal as well.

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