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Denali Expedition: Smith and Team Retrieve Cache at 13,400’

Sunday, June 19, 2022 - 8:32 p.m. PDT

It's us again!

It's day 10 on the glacier. So far we are right on schedule. Every day we have accomplished what we set out to do. Today we did our back carry down to 13,400' to dig up our gear and bring it back to camp. We left early enough in the morning to beat any heat and turns out we beat the snowfall as well. The snow has been falling all day today. It's light and fluffy and we are all wondering why we didnt bring skis. At this point we are situated to rest, make our carry to 17k Camp, and then wait for our weather window to move and summit. In theory, in a perfect world, we are on schedule to summit on Friday. But on Denali anything can happen and our perfect world could turn into multiple days waiting out stroms...who knows?! Fingers crossed we have luck and good karma on our side. Tomorrow is a rest day and hopefully the snow will stop and settle on the slopes above. It's off to bed to escape the snow.

Goodnight all!

RMI Guide Hannah Smith and Team


Comments (4)

Love the photos and your daily reports!  You all are doing so great!!  Sending positive vibes for a Friday summit.  Stay safe and have FUN!!! 
IngaLisa’s Mom

Posted by: Irene Wickstrom on

Love the blog -checking in several times a day to watch for blog and CJ’s incredible progress on the mountain by Garmin.  Love the technology - truly!!  Best to you all & so proud!  Tante Eloise xx

Posted by: Eloise-Marie Loeffler on

Love hearing your progress!  Enjoy the snow while the rest of the country melts! Fingers crossed for a Friday Summit!
-Nathan & Yvonne’s Aunt Karen & Uncle Steve

Posted by: Karen Jackson on

We love following your progress and are celebrating each milestone that brings you closer to the summit!  Sending good weather vibes that a Friday summit is possible.  Congrats to the amazing team!  Love to our son, Nick!  We can’t wait to get all the details when you return.  Go team!!

Posted by: Cathy Wenzel on

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