June 6 West Buttress Team — Arrives at Basecamp

Lead guide Jason Denley calls in from Basecamp on the Kahiltna Glacier. After a very patient few days in Talkeetna they were able to snag a weather window and fly in with Talkeetna Air Taxi. The team has set up camp and is planning to make a move to Camp 1 during the middle of the night to use the cold temperatures that keep the glacier frozen and more comfortable to walk on. This first day is the heaviest day of the trip as the team single carries all their gear and food weight by backpack and sled 6 miles to establish Camp 1. Stay tuned and wish them luck!



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  1. Congratulations!! So happy to hear you made it to base camp!! Safe journey tomorrow! Love you Callie and Blake!!

  2. Hooray you were able to arrive on the mountain! Safe travels. Ellis Lovejoy Stovall has arrived at 3pounds15 ounces😁Love and safe travels❤️The H Fam

  3. Oh so glad to hear the journey has begun. Stay excited and strong!
    I’m praying that the Mountain and weather Gods are kind and you all have a great hike up to the next camp.
    Team—Remember today , running on adrenaline pulling all that weight up the mountain on the first day and be proud!
    Not everyone does what you do. WE are so proud of you!
    Love Mom & Dad.

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