May 8 Team – Carried Supplies to 10,300′

Beau Carrillo got a bit cut off in his report from 7800′, but the team carried roughly half their food, supplies and gear up to a point near the head of the Kahiltna Glacier at about 10,300′ today.  This is called “making a carry” or “double carrying.”  This is a tried and true system that enables climbers to move their veritable mountain of gear up to each successive camps, whilst climbing a literal mountain.  The system also helps ease their bodies into each new altitude, lessening the potential of getting some sort of altitude illness.

Sounds like it was pizza night on the Kahiltna!

Here’s Beau


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