Lead Guide Dan Starr called in from 14,200′, after the team backcarried the supplies that they had cached at 13,500′ a couple of days ago. This was a relatively easy day of work, as they dropped back downhill for about a half hour, dug into their cache and carried loads back up to Genet Basin.
The team then got to work fortifying their camp, by building thick walls of snow blocks. The forecast is for high winds in the coming days and while the high quality mountain tents we use are built to withstand high winds, building thick walls around camp helps mitigate the wind.
Dan’s report was cut off too quickly, due to the challenge of communicating via satellite phone from the far north. It’s good to hear his voice, regardless of how brief the message was, so with no further ado – here’s Dan Starr!