Mountain Trip guide Nicole Lawton called in from a snowy Camp 1 at 7,800′. A significant storm as taken up residence over Denali in recent days, and the June 11th team stayed in camp as the snow fell on the Kahiltna Glacier. The forecasters refer to it as a “tropical storm,” which seems a bit of a joke to the climbers who spent a lot of time today digging out from copious amounts of snow.
Spirits are good and the team is getting to know one another, swapping stories and drinking lots of hot drinks, while they keep a keen eye out for any break in the weather. The plan is to move to Camp 2 at 11,200′ (3414m) as soon as the clouds break.
Here’s Nicole, with a warm Father’s Day wish for her Dad!!!