June 26 Team Ready to Go!

The June 26 Team has had a busy couple of days. The team met in Anchorage, conducted a team meeting and equipment check, picked up last minute equipment needs, then drove to Talkeetna where they checked in with the National Park Service and with Talkeetna Air Taxi, our air services provider. After weighing in all…


Rest Day for Team Kumar

After moving a load of equipment and supplies up the fixed lines yesterday, Team Aparna took a well deserved rest day at 14 Camp today. Guide Sebastian Grau reports that everyone is feeling good and spirits are high. The plan is to move to High Camp in the coming days, weather depending.   Here’s Seba…


Team Snyder Caches at 13,700′

Today the team moved a load of equipment and supplies to a cache site around Windy Corner at 13,700′. Thankfully Windy Corner did not live up to it’s name—it was a beautiful day! The plan is to keep the momentum going, and move up to 14 Camp tomorrow.

Here’s Nick:


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West Rib Team Gearing Up!

Dave Helland gave a shout from 14,200′ on the West Buttress route. The team put a cache in on the upper portion of the West Rib, took a rest day and tomorrow they plan to get onto the West Rib itself. Their plan is to climb up to the Rib and then drop down the…

June 10 Team Holds at High Camp

Based on weather conditions, the team decided to take a rest day/weather day at High Camp. They will be watching the weather closely in the coming days, looking for an opportunity to make the final push to 20,310′.

Here’s Brian with today’s report:


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Team Snyder Backcarries

The team made a quick lap to the cache site and picked up the load of equipment and supplies that they left a couple of days ago. It’s really an “active” rest day, as the cache site is very close to camp. It gave the team an opportunity to stretch their legs and keep the…

June 17 Team Takes a Rest Day at 14 Camp

Today the team rested, ate, and hydrated in preparation for moving up to the “upper” mountain (above 14 Camp). They also spent some time practicing skills and discussing the plan for the next few days. If the weather permits, the team plans to move a load of equipment and supplies to a cache site at…

June 20 Team at Camp 2

The team is moving well and making good time up the Kahiltna glacier. Yesterday the team moved to Camp 11,200′ and it seems that the team has found its groove. Paul reports that spirits are high and the climbers are enjoying their time together. The plan is to cache a load of equipment and supplies…