Lead guide Jim Williams called in from 7,800′ at the base of Ski Hill on the broad Kahiltna Glacier with a recap of the past few days. His description is really clear and engaging, and portrays the need for guides and climbers to remain poised, ready and remain flexible, if they want to have success on a big, cold mountain like Denali.
The team moved up from Base Camp last night and are about to pack up and carry all their kit up glacier again today. This team is following a “single carry” schedule, meaning they are packing and moving their camp each day. They plan to move their camp up to somewhere between 9,500-9,700′ tomorrow and then on to 11,200′.