As I was writing this, Melis called in from the base of Kahiltna Pass, at 10,200 feet. She said, "it is a beautiful day in the Range!" This is a non-traditional camp, but she was able to make use of the one that the Kahiltna Dome group had built. Clever! Melis said they arrived there this morning, being on night schedule. She said "it's so hot you have to travel between 2 am and 6 am" but they have to dress warmly as usual at night. She said they've been practically naked in the tents during the day! Sleep is the big plan for them today, and will move to 11,000 feet tomorrow (er, tonight).
Melis passed along some gossip about some of the AMS staff out on climbs of their own, Joey is poised to summit tomorrow, and Jeff Witt is moving up the Cassin, from 14k to 17k today. And, rumor has it that Rob is eating sorbet at Base Camp.