Team 4/Chavo spent a relaxing day eating pancakes, salmon, burgers, and cheesecake and enjoying the spectacular views of the Kahiltna Glacier from the edge of the world

Hello all, this is Dennis calling in with an update from Alp 4 or Team Chavo. Today we had a nice relaxing sleep in, everyone woke up about 9:30-10 o’clock and had a really relaxing rest day.

We ate extremely well as well. I cooked up a pancake breakfast this morning, we had a hot lunch with soup, smoked salmon and crackers, and then Willie cooked us up some hamburgers for dinner and we had some cheesecake as well.

We enjoyed the beautiful sunshine up here at 14, everyone dried out their gloves, and hung out in the sun. And a few of us went for a little wander to the edge of the world and got rewarded with some amazing views looking down into the Kahiltna Glacier.

We’re all tucked up in bed now and excited for tomorrow’s push up to High Camp. We plan to leave early and try to beat the heat of the day, up the fixed lines to the Col. So that’s our plan for tomorrow, the weather looks fantastic and everyone is excited about getting up onto the hot upper mountain and preparing for our summit push.

Well I’ll call you again tomorrow after we spend the day getting to High Camp (at 17,2). Thanks for listening, and we’ll talk to you soon, goodbye.

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