Hello, this is Matthew Nightengale calling on behalf of Alpine Ascents Denali Team 2. I’m calling you from Camp I; we arrived here at our traditional Camp I today (at about an elevation of 7,800 feet).
We had really nice weather today, blue skies, great views of the mountains, of the Alaska Range, and really smooth traveling on the Kahiltna Glacier. Just a couple of hours to our camp here today and spent the afternoon resting. And just finished some dinner of some rice and Indian food, it was pretty good.
Our plan for tomorrow is to move up to, or not move (excuse me) to carry our gear and cache some of the gear higher on the mountain (at about 9,600 feet), come back down to camp here, and stay here again tomorrow night. A few clouds have rolled in this evening, but the weather seems to be holding and we expect to have decent weather even through tomorrow.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers that are following our cybercast and we’ll check in again soon, thanks.