After their successful summit, Alp 2 descended to 14,000 Camp, enjoyed some bagels and headed to bed

Hello friends, family, and loved ones, Paul Koubek cybercasting for Alp 2.

After our successful summit yesterday, we got up late at High Camp (17,200 feet) and ate breakfast, and then headed down to 14 Camp, down the fixed lines and the ridge. And ended up at 14 Camp in the early evening, where Guide Matt cooked us dinner of Denali delight bagels.

We’re going to bed now and tomorrow we’ll be getting up early, shooting for the Base Camp airstrip, and weather depending, potentially be back in Talkeetna tomorrow evening.

Stay tuned, we’ll keep you posted. Thanks for following our cybercast.


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