Nick called in from Camp 1 at 7,800′ on the Kahiltna Glacier last night. The team moved up glacier in really great conditions. Nick described the Kahiltna as being in the best shape he’s seen in his seven years guiding on Denali.
Everyone did really well and they are planning to carry supplies up to a spot near 10,000′ today. They will dig a deep hole in the snow, bury their supplies, and return to 7,800′ to spend the night. This concept of carrying high and sleeping low will enable them to both get their mountain of supplies up hill, as well as help their bodies acclimate to the thinner air of each successive camp.