May 26 Denali Team – Check in from base camp

Lead guide Scott Woolums called in from Kahiltna Base Camp, located at 7,200′ (2200m) on the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier.  Glaciers are essentially rivers of ice, and the Southeast Fork is a tributary of the immense Kahiltna Glacier, which runs from north to south.

Tomorrow morning, the team will descend the Southeast Fork (remember – rivers run down hill!) to its confluence with the Kahiltna.  They will turn right and head north for several miles until they reach the site of their Camp 1, somewhere near 7,800′.  With good travel conditions, this should take them about six hours of travel time.

Here’s Scott!


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