After backcarrying, Team 9/The Denali Ballers participated in a Stanford research project and relaxed at 14 Camp

Hey everyone, this is Alpine Ascents Team 9 calling in, The Denali Ballers. Today we had a pretty relaxful day, restful day. We did our back carry down to (transmission breaks) pick up our cache there, (transmission breaks) and did some fixed line ascension practice to get ready for tomorrow, hopefully we will be able to (transmission breaks) to cache some food and gear somewhere above there.

We enjoyed another brilliant day, very warm, t-shirt type weather up here at 14 Camp, participated in an altitude medicine research project put on by Stanford University and had a good time up here, kind of relaxing today. So we’ll give you all a call tomorrow, bye.


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