Bart took the phone for the first part of this update. My language skills stop with the Romance Languages, so I cannot help translate, but expect that he was echoed by Paul and Chris, who spoke of tenacity. This team is digging their heels in deep and fighting the good fight, as they say. The…Details
According to the Spot tracking device, the May 27 team carried a load of gear to the bottom of the fixed lines at about 15,600′ yesterday. If this is the case, they will most likely rest today at camp 3 in preparation for moving up higher tomorrow.
Two guides, Sean and Jack, carried a load of food and gear to the bottom of the fixed lines yesterday. Today they plan to all move up as an expedition, traveling up the fixed lines to about 16,400′ to acclimatize and hop their gear cache a little higher.
The June 3 team carried a load of food and gear up the Kahiltna Glacier yesterday, to 10,000′. Today they plan to move to camp 2, which is at 11,200′.
The Traverse Team is hanging tough in a most uncomfortable place these days… They have been experiencing the full brunt of Denali’s not-so-nice side, holding onto hope that the weather will break in the coming days and they can sneak in a summit bid.