Today is a clear and beautiful day in the Alaska Range. The team “made a carry” yesterday to roughly 10,200′ and buried a cache of equipment and food before descending back to the site of their Camp 1 at 7,800′ in the early afternoon. This technique is called “double carrying” between camps. It is an effective way to transport the massive amount of food and supplies needed to spend three weeks or more on an expedition, and it also helps ease climbers into the thinner air of each higher camp.
We expect to hear from the team this evening and will post an update when we do.