Team 1 left Base Camp and enjoyed a hot sunny day hiking up towards Camp I

Hey y’all, it’s Alp #1 here on Denali. It’s the 10th of May, Friday, at about 10:30pm in the evening; hmm it’s still light out, that’s weird. We’re doing great.

We moved from Base Camp today, a little more than half way to Camp I and we were surprised how warm it was. The sun was out and it was hot, hot, hot, t-shirt weather, not exactly early May weather on Denali. Nevertheless we had a great day.

We spent about 6 hours getting to our camp and we just finished up our dinner. Everybody’s doing good and we’re going to get a good night’s sleep.

Tomorrow we’re hoping to carry up to our location for Camp I. Thanks for following along everybody and wish us good weather tomorrow, cheers.


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