MT. DENALI – WEEK 1: 9 – 15 May 2014
May 13: Had a great night of sleep. The 8:00pm weather report said snow and cold was in the forecast for mid-day today so the guides decided we would stay put at Camp 1. We were up around 8:30am with breakfast at 9:00am. Temps were nice in the 20’s with slight breezes most of the day – some clouds, some sun. French toast for breakfast and PB&J sandwiches for lunch. Tomorrow with be a long day as we will carry a lot of gear to cache at around 10,000+ feet and return to Camp 1 for another night. Climbing up and then descending the same day helps with acclimatization to the altitude. We built some small snow walls for the tents in the afternoon. Took a nap and relaxed most of the day. Had Cous-Cous for dinner.