Jay West Buttress Team arrives at Camp One

Climber Leah Jay called in an update on the team from Camp One at 7,800′ after their move from base camp at 7,200′. While the day’s journey up the glacier doesn’t have much vertical rise, it winds through the lower section of glacier on a moderate slope for several miles, with large crevasse fields on either side of the route. Additionally, as the team is climbing the route in expedition-style, and will be spending up to 22 days on the mountain, the loads in their backpacks and sleds were heavier today than any other day they will have on Denali.

The team had just enjoyed their dinner and was settling in for an early night to prepare to cache above Ski Hill near Denali Pass.

Here’s Leah!


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  1. So wonderful to hear your voice Boo! You sound so excited to be there. Be safe. Love from all of us on The Rat xxxxx

  2. Wow so good to hear your voice Leah….no one told me about this site so fab it is to find it. Hey Wendy and I have our fingers crossed for good weather for you all. I know it’s cold there…we just had our first Artic blast in Newy -1 chill factor this morn while out on the track.
    All the best in adventure to you Leah.

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