Trip Reports

June 2 Team Moves Down to 11,000′

The team was able to make it to 14,200′ (4328m), and then from there they descended down to Camp 2 at 11,200′ (3413m) to spend the night. The team should be continuing on their descent down the mountain, likely during the night hours when everything is more frozen. Here’s Brian: recording

June 7 Team Moves to High Camp

Yesterday the team packed up from Camp 3 at 14,200′ (4328m) and retraced their steps to their cache. First climbing up the Bunny Hill for a couple hours to where the Headwall begins, then ascending the Fixed Lines to the ridge at 16,200′ (4937m). Once on the ridge they climbed another 1,000′ into High Camp…

June 15 Ski Team Moved to Camp 1

Yesterday, or very very early this morning, the team launched from Basecamp to make their way to Camp 1. Basecamp sits at 7,200′ (2194m), on the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier. Leaving camp, the team first descended Heartbreak Hill for about 600′ until the met with the main body of the 40 mile long…

June 7 Team Cached at 16,200′

Yesterday the team left Camp 3 (14,200′ 4937m) to climb about 1,000′ up the “Bunny Hill” to where the fixed lines begin. This usually takes a couple of hours. Here, at the bottom of the Headwall, two ropes spanning 600′ in length run from the ridge at 16,200′ (4937m) to a large crevasse known as…