The glacier was well over a mile wide and sat at 8500 feet. Even though it felt a lot higher due to Alaska's Northern Latitude, the team felt strong. Team members Mike Daly and Fred immediately carried a small load to up a ridge, which led directly to the unclimbed, unnamed peak. They pushed the route up the headwall, zigzagging their way through crevasses and under seracs. The most challenging section, The Daly Traverse, passes just above the deep bergschrund. While they were negotiating the route, the rest of us dug out basecamp. At 3AM this evening, Serenity woke with a raging sore throat and realized that she would jeopardize the team's chance of success if she went to high camp. With a few tears in her eyes, she told me that she wasn't going. In the morning she brewed coffee and helped out as we packed up and left for high camp. Serene had become basecamp manager and was left to nurse her-self back to health. Paul and Mimi would arrive in a few days and she would climb with them.