Lead guide Rob “Durny” Durnell called in from the team’s Camp 1 at 7,800′ on the Kahiltna Glacier with an update on the team’s progress. They carried all their food, fuel and supplies about five miles up glacier to the junction with the Northeast Fork of the Kahiltna. This site is at what is known as a compression zone, at the bottom of a moderately steep hill in the glacier. After the glacier descends the hill, it essentially compresses into a fairly uniform, flat area where there are traditionally far fewer crevasses than in areas even a few hundred meters down glacier.
The team is doing well and moving right along.