Patrick Lane called in from Camp 1 at 7,800 feet on the expansive Kahiltna Glacier. The team took advantage of light winds to move about five miles up glacier from Base Camp in otherwise snowy conditions. The lack of wind made all the difference for the crew.
Departing Base Camp on the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier, the team descended for about a mile, losing 600 feet of elevation until they reached the main body of the 40-mile long glacier. They worked their way through a crevassed section where the glaciers meet before heading north to the junction of the Northeast Fork of the Kahiltna. Camp is at the base of a moderately steep climb up a series of hills known collectively as Ski Hill, which they will get to know well tomorrow!.