Heading to bed early, Team Alp 1 prepares to move up the Kahiltna Glacier to Camp II tomorrow

Hey all y’all, its Alp #1. It is the 12th of May and we are here at Camp I (7800 feet). We’re all doing well.

It’s about 7:30 in the evening. We’re going to bed nice and early tonight, having already had dinner, so that we can get up and move up to our cache at Camp II tomorrow (at around 9,200 feet). We had a couple little hurdles that we had to overcome today, so we ended up taking a portion of a rest day, but everyone’s doing well and we’re looking forward to rolling up the Kahiltna Glacier to a higher elevation.

We’ll give you guys a ring from Camp II tomorrow evening. Wish us continued fair skies and good weather. That’s all for now.


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