Durny called in to update us that the team carried loads up the fixed lines, which run up the steepest part of the West Buttress route. They started out in what sounded like HOT conditions, which seems odd, considering they are on a glacier at over 14-15,000′! The sun can be intense up on Denali, and when the air is still and clear, it can definitely get pretty darn scorching.
Today was a tough one, and they will take tomorrow to both rest and to further build their acclimatization before moving up to High Camp in the coming days.
Here is Durny!