Alaska Seminar: Team Moves to 7,800’ Camp

Posted by: Eric Frank, Jason Thompson | May 18, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 7,800'

This morning we woke to clear skies and chilly temperatures. After warming our hands with breakfast and hot tea or coffee, we packed up camp and tied into our ropes to leave the basecamp area. The goal for the day was moving to 7,800’ camp on the main flow of the Kahiltna Glacier. We enjoyed pleasant temperatures and excellent conditions on the glacier, enabling us to make the trip in just under five hours. As one of the first teams to arrive for the day we were able to move into some pre-dug tent platforms. The peaks surrounding us are shining in the sun and shimmering blue ice is all around. Quite the view from our new home.

The weather forecast is great and we are looking forward to our next few days.

RMI Guides Eric Frank, Jason Thompson and the AK Seminar team

7,800' Camp on the Kahiltna Glacier

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