May 19 Team – Getting Ready to Head Uphill!

Lead guide Adam Smith called in a report from Kahiltna International Airport, otherwise known as Denali Base Camp.

The team flew in yesterday and spent about a day and a half reviewing and practicing skills before they head up the massive Kahiltna Glacier tomorrow.  The weather is perfect and everyone is doing great.  They will leave early in the morning to travel the first part of their trek in the shade of the midnight sun.  This gives them a bit more security on suspect snow bridges as they freeze during the night and can weaken during the heat of the day.  Yes, that’s right… heat.  It can get blazing hot when the sun comes out, even on a glacier!

Here’s Adam:


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