May 11 Hvitserk Team

My Norwegian is about as good as my Dutch, which means almost non-existent.  We have climbers from many countries on Denali at the moment, and I am guessing that this post is from our Norwegian team.  If I am wrong, please let me know!  Thanks!!

The team is at 14,200′ and today they back carried the cache of supplies that they had deposited at 13,500′ a couple days ago.  This involved dropping down out of their current camp for about 20 minutes, digging up their buried supplies and ferrying it all back uphill for a bit over an hour.

Following the “work” for the day, the team reviewed a number of the skills they will employ on the upper mountain, specifically how to efficiently use mechanical ascenders to climb up the steep headwall above camp and how to quickly and securely pass running belays.


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