May 23 Denali West Buttress Team – Cache at 9600′

The May 23 is making moves despite some weather on the mountain. In a small weather window, the team was able to put in a cache of gear at 9600′. These cache days are very important both for acclimatization (“climb high, sleep low”) and making the loads lighter! Often a cache will consist of gear and food that will be used on the upper mountain.

The team walked back to Camp 1 (7800′) is some wind and snow which continued into the evening. If the weather clears today, the team is in an excellent position to move up to Camp 2 at 11,200′.

Here is Lead Guide, Yoshiko. Have a listen:


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