May 8 team: in basecamp

Sean McManamy called just as he and his entire team completed their descent to basecamp, having pushed through whiteout conditions from 14 camp.  The weather between basecamp and Talkeetna was nonflyable all day yesterday, hopefully they get their break today and can return to the land of green leaves and running water.

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UAE #2: weather delay at camp 1

Dan Starr called last night; the UAE team had holed up at camp 1 waiting for the weather to improve.  Weather willing, they will make for 10,200′ to leave a cache of gear and food, in preparation for moving to camp 3.

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UAE #1: weather delay at camp 2

Adam Smith sent a brief update from camp 2: no movement up due to weather.  The current weather has caused delays for all Mountain Trip teams on the mountain, requiring everyone to stay in place; at least, no one has moved up.  As a friend of mine once told me- you don’t fight your way…

UAE #2: moved to camp 1

Lead guide Dan Starr reported a successful and pleasant move with the UAE crew to camp 1.  The glacier was in good condition and the weather was good enough, and the group was just sitting down to a mountain-style meal when he called.  The team is in high spirits and plan to carry a load…

May 12 team audio: hoping to move up

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May 16 team: moved to camp 3!

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May 22 team: moved to camp 1

Lead guide Caitlin just called in minutes ago from camp 1 on the Kahiltna glacier.  The team is settling into their new camp, having taken about 5 hours to move from basecamp.  She reported no problems and a strong team, and besides dealing with a little afternoon heat (yes, it can get verrry hot on…