Denali Expedition: Schmitt and Team Arrive at Camp One
Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 10:49 am PT
After a couple of relatively inactive days, we left base camp like a bunch of caged animals who had recently tasted freedom for the first time.
The crew walked across the Kahiltna with confidence and strength under a clear Alaskan night sky, only a few clouds hanging like ornaments from the peaks of Denali, Foraker, Crosson and the Kahiltna dome.
We made it to camp one in great time, the snow having frozen to a beautiful supportable crust that felt more convenient to walk across than a city sidewalk, and the temperatures were ideal for carrying heavy loads.
We are now hiding from another boisterous Alaskan sun, watching the snow melt and looking forward to some much needed and deserved rest before we wake up this evening to hopefully carry tonight.
RMI Guides JT Schmitt, Alan Davis, Kiira Antenucci and Team
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