Thursday, April 30, 2009

Melis called in today from the top of Ski Hill. They were going to put their cache in somewhere up in the 10,000' basin. She said that is has been warm so far and that everyone is doing well.

They are on a night/really early in the morning travel schedule. They do this to avoid the hottest times of the day. If there is not much wind and the sun is out in full force they could even be traveling in capalene and "T-shirts". I regret to say that I don't think they will continue to have these sweltering temps. It is just going to get colder and colder as they go up in elevation. Historically though, some seasons are milder than others. I'm optimistic that it won't be too bad.

Melis's crew is planning on moving to 11K camp tomorrow then back carrying to get their cache and potentially taking a rest day the next day. Melis likes the phone, so we'll have lots of updates from her expedition.


Camp at the base of ski hill.

More soon.

Lots of climbs, expeditions and courses start packing gear tomorrow.

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