Michael just called to report that after taking a weather day yesterday, due to very high winds, the team had a great day today. They made a carry up and around the most northeasterly corner of the Kahiltna Glacier and made a cache at 10,500′, just shy of their next camp. They are about to dine on some Teriyaki Chicken burgers and then get themselves some well deserved sleep.
They employed a strategy called carrying high and sleeping low today. This means that they moved roughly half their “stuff” to a higher point, but then descended to let their bodies better acclimate by sleeping at a lower elevation. This is a tried-and-true technique that enables climbers to more readily ease their bodies into new altitudes and better acclimatize.