June 23 – Made it to Camp 1

The June 23 Team is stoked to have arrived at their first official camp on the West Buttress route after heading out of base camp at 3 AM in the midnight light of Denali. They arrived at Camp 1 at 7,800 ft (2377 m) in poor weather but persisted higher up the route to put in the gear cache at Kahiltna Pass today at 10,000 ft (3048 m). The team is acclimatizing well and adapting as best as they can to the less-than-ideal conditions.

Everyone is happy to be on the move and is hoping to be able to move to 11,200 ft (3413 m) in the coming days!


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