May 8th Denali Team – Weather Day at High Camp

Mountain Trip Guide Fischer Hazen called in from High Camp at 17,200′ today, after the team took a weather day.  They awoke optimistic that they could make a push for the summit, but poor visibility, wind and bitter cold ensued, so the team opted to rest and wait for tomorrow.

Summit day is serious and while they are eager to get a shot at the top, pushing up into low visibility, when they still have time to wait for better conditions did not seem like the right choice.  They were able to rest a bit today (as well as one can at such a high altitude!), which will only help when the weather improves.

Here’s Fischer:

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