May 19 Team – Back Carry Day at 14,200′

Our guide Kyle Bates called in from the very warm 14,200′ camp.  The team made a back carry today, meaning that they dropped back down to the site of their last supply cache at about 13,500′, dug it up from the snow and carried the supplies back up to camp.  This makes for a pretty easy day, and is somewhat like an active rest day.  Such days help climbers acclimatize and also allow us to move all the requisite gear and food uphill to sustain a 3-week climb.

Here’s Kyle:


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