Team 12 practices skills at Base Camp, then heads up the Kahiltna Glacier in beautiful weather hoping to come up with a team name

Hey everyone, this is Ben, Willy, and John calling in with Team #12 here on Denali. We’re all doing well; we are at sort of our Half Camp, right before Camp 1 (7,800 feet) and we’re all doing great.

We had a nice travel day this morning. It cooled off here a little bit, which has made for nice travel. Yesterday we did a bunch of skills at Base Camp, and woke up at around midnight and headed out from Base Camp at around 2:30 this morning. So we got here early this morning, about 8 o’clock/8:30 and set up our camp here. And we just had some dinner and we’re all headed off to bed. We’re going to get up at midnight tonight and finish carrying our loads up to Camp 1 (at 7,800 feet).

It’s a beautiful evening here, this afternoon here right now. We’re doing well. We had two climbers decide to leave the trip so far, so we’re down to six climbers. Those two climbers are safe and sound; they flew out from Base Camp today and are back in Talkeetna now. We’ll keep you posted if we hear anything else, but they are back and safe and doing well.

So we’re continuing on up the mountain here and we’ll keep you posted as we continue up. But the weather’s looking good, and the team’s looking strong. And we’re hoping to come up with a team name here soon, so you can distinguish between the other teams here, but we’re Team 12 for now. And we’ll continue to call in, talk to you soon.

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