Saturday, June 28, 2014

Denali, West Buttress 6/25: Gowler

The AMS June 25 Expedition led by Rob Gowler moved to camp one at 7,800' early this morning. 

They were in camp by 11:00 AM and are amazed at all the new snow.  They of course,  enjoyed the beauty of the snow and welcomed it's challenge.  They plan to stay on night schedule traveling in the cool temperatures to use less overall energy.  This works well until about 11,200' where most of our teams switch back to traveling during the day.

They plan to be eating dinner at 12 midnight tonight (in about an hour) and then leave camp to make a carry of extra food, fuel and gear higher on the mountain, where they will cache it at aprox. 9,800'.

They are all doing well!

Camp One at 7,800 on the Kahiltna Glacier'

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