We received word that the June 2 Team descended into the broad basin camp at 14,200′ this early afternoon. They dug up the cache of supplies that they had buried prior to ascending to high camp a few days ago and are now waiting for cooler nighttime temperatures before continuing their journey down the West Buttress route.
Cooler temperatures have certain benefits when traveling in the mountains, and the guides are being prudent and conservative as they wait for things to freeze up this evening. The team is doing great and everyone is very happy, but they all know that they have to exercise patience before they can enjoy a nice salad and thick steak in the thick air of Talkeetna.
We’ll keep you posted!