May 12 Team – Grant updates from Camp 1

Grant Ritchie gave a ring this evening to update us on the team’s progress.  They carried a load of supplies up to just above 10,000′ today, which is a pretty long, tough day, and returned to Camp 1 at 7800′ for the night.  Tomorrow, they will move their camp up past the site where they cached their supplies today.  This process of making essentially two trips between camps is called “double carrying,” and it enables the climbers to move their heap of equipment and food and also ease into the higher altitude of the next camp a bit more gently.

Here’s Grant!


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