May 28 Shan West Buttress — Resting at 11,200′

Guide Brian Kramp called in a short update for Shan’s May 28 Denali West Buttress expedition.

Yesterday, June 4, the team took a rest day at 11,200′-Camp after a strenuous day moving up from Camp One to Camp Two via the infamous Ski Hill, that can feel as hot as a frying pan with strong sun reflecting off of the glacier.

Today they plan to “back carry,” or to hike back down retrieve their cache at 10,500′. Their next move will be up to “14-Camp” at 14,200′ on the route.

Here’s Brian:

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