SOME SUPER EXCITING NEWS FROM THE GLACIER!!

It was an exciting day for the June 23 team, especially for Brandyn and Dawn. He proposed and she said “YES!” Congratulations and best of luck on this next great adventure.

 

In other news 🙂 the team carried a load of equipment and supplies to a cache site at 13,500′. The load carrying climbers first climbed up a 1000′ slope known as Motorcycle Hill. This starts immediately out of camp and is better than coffee (well – not really) for climbers starting out in the wee daylight hours of the Alaskan solstice morning. They then climbed a couple more fairly steep slopes before making a long traverse alongside the craggy West Buttress, contouring along a glacier we call the Polo Field. At the end of the Polo Field, they turned around the bottom of a sharp ridge called Windy Corner and hiked their loads another 400m or so up to a site where they cached their supplies.

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Topping out on Motorcycle Hill, above the 11,200′ camp.

The team then descended back down to 11,200′ camp. The plan is to move up to 14 Camp tomorrow.

Here’s guide Aaron:

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7 Comments
  1. Jayme

    AWWW! Congrats Brandyn & Dawn! How exciting! Keep riding the high, you all are doing awesome!

  2. Darcy

    Congratulations on your engagement!!

  3. Mountain Trip

    Hey, I thought that was for the summit.
    Your Mom (Victoria Meyer)

  4. Lucy Kruse

    Congratulations! I’m so excited for you!!! YAY!!!

    Lucy

  5. Jay

    Congras you guys best wishes for you enjoy the trip !!! Better you then me up there to much snow and to cold

  6. Congrats to Dawn and Brandyn! Love you both, be safe, Dad.

  7. Karen Aiken Fentress

    Your father told me that Brandyn had asked him for his blessing before you both left for your trip. I think that is such a respectful thing that he did. Congratulations to you both. So happy for you and what better place to pop the question!

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