Craig Wood called in with a very eloquent audio post from high camp at 17,200′. The team has been really, really tough as they have pushed up the mountain and been pummeled with winds and bitter cold up at high camp. I really, really encourage every Denali climber to listen to this podcast, as it captures much of the sublime beauty of a Denali experience.
I have to say that I have been on a dozen satellite phone calls today, and every single one was cut off when satellites passed out of view in their orbits. Not one call has retained a signal half as long as this call. I can’t help but wonder if the mountain gods really wanted this call to go out and helped in some way.
ZOE! You’d better listen to this, as there is a nice bit in it for you.