Jean Francois Jenck called in a post from the expansive basin camp at 14,200′. The team got an early start to beat the heat and pushed around Windy Corner at about 10 am local time, arriving at the 14,200′ camp several hours later.
Yes, it can be quite warm on a glacier at 14,000′ above sea level in Alaska! Warm temperatures are not uncommon on Denali, but the reports we have been getting are really surprising. A team that flew off the glacier this morning likened it to Africa! The lead guide Caitlin adapted her travel strategy this morning and got a much earlier start than is typical, so that they could get up to camp before the glacier became too soft.
Here is Jean Francois, calling in in both English and French: