Teri called in from the June 11 Denali team today with the evening expedition update from Camp 1 (7,800 ft). Today they carried a load of food, fuel, and some extra equipment up to around 10,000 ft on the upper Kahiltna Glacier where they buried it in the snow and will pick it up in a few days. This is called making a “cache” and allows them to move their gear up the mountain in smaller loads, and gives the climbers more chance to acclimatize to the increasingly higher altitudes as they move up the mountain. They returned to camp for the night, and tomorrow will pack everything up and move all the way up to Camp 2. It sounds like they enjoyed decent weather today, and are having a good time!
Listen to the dispatch from Camp 1: