Weathered in at Kahiltna Pass

The Northwest Buttress team was bogged down in bad weather yesterday, tucked away in their camp at 10,000′ (3080m).  The next leg of their journey will have carrying loads ahead of camp up to Kahiltna Pass, up to the summit of Mt. Capps at 10,790′ (3,323m), down the north ridge of Capps, across the lower Peters Glacier and to the base of Denali’s Northwest buttress.  And then they turn around and march back up their tracks to camp.  It is a long day that will involve a good deal of routefinding and requires at least good visibility, so the team has to wait until the weather clears before they can launch.  Maybe today…

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