The team woke at 3 AM, ate breakfast, packed up camp and headed up the glacier. They traveled approximately 5 miles with 600′ elevation gain to Camp 1, at 7800′. It’s a long day, as the team is carrying the heaviest loads of the expedition. The team chose to move at night, when the temperatures are the coolest and the glacier is the firmest. Believe it or not, it can be downright HOT on the lower glacier.
Here’s lead guide Durny: