Sunday, May 24, 2009

Moving to 11k Today!

Sunday, May 24th, 8:30 am: 
I just got a sat phone message from Rob!  He sounds great and seems to be doing really well.  He said that is has been really hot and that getting up ski hill was brutal hard work.  The team has been making great progress up the lower mountain under blue skies.  On Denali's lower flanks, even though the ambient temperatures are around freezing, the sun's radiation is intense and it's reflected off of the snow, making it "feel" like it's 80-100 degrees! 
They're moving from their 9700' camp up to their third camp located at 11,000' today!  Hopefully they'll get a little rest when they get there.

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