Birthday Wishes from the June 1 Team

The team is making progress! Today the climbers moved a load of equipment and supplies up the glacier to a cache site several miles up the Kahiltna glacier. Caching is an important strategy for the team, as it allows them to move a large amount of equipment and supplies up the mountain and also allows them to acclimatize to the thinning air. The amount of supplies needed for a 22 day climb for 9 climbers is impressive!  A cache site is literally a hole in the snow that the team excavates, fills with gear, then covers. The location is carefully marked and a few days later the team will return and pick up the cache.

west buttress route photo

 

It sounds like the team is being well-fueled by the delicious meals prepared by the guide team, headed by Seba, chef extraordinaire. Here’s Nathan sending a special birthday wish:

recording

1 Comment

  1. So good seeing your progress, reading the report, the photos are amazing already.and good to hear your updates Nathan. Sounds like hard work setting up getting the caches organised.

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