The team had a busy day today, ending with setting up tents at 7,000 ft on the South East fork of the Kahitlna Glacier at Denali base camp. After a meeting and gear check yesterday, they met early this morning in Anchorage for the 2 hour drive up to the little town of Talkeetna which is the jumping off point for Alaska Range climbs. In Talkeetna they checked in with the National Park Service, and loaded their piles of gear and food onto ski planes for the flight into base camp. After a beautiful 45 minute flight into the heart of the massive Alaska Range, they landed on the glacier and settled in for some dinner and set up tents for the night.
Here’s a call from Mountain Trip lead guide Rob Durnell “Durny” calling in from base camp: