The winter condition continue to hem guides and clients in at higher camps, as conditions prevent them from traveling safely up the mountain. Jerry, a client on the May 14 trip called in with an update on their stay at camp at 11,800 ft.
The team spent the day getting a little exercise on a hike up above camp to practice their crampon skills for the days ahead on the higher mountain. Alpine travel technique will become even more essential for safe travel. They enjoyed themselves being able to distance themselves from camp briefly. They’ve been stationary for several days now at Camp 2.
Debbie also took over the sat phone with a few message for those back home in Wisconsin.
Weather is often unpredictable on Denali, even in the spring and summer months, and it’s fairly common for teams to stay in a camp for days on end. For now, everyone on the May 14 team is happy, healthy, and ready to move higher as soon as the weather permits.
Here’s the team: