June 1 Back in Anchorage

It’s been a busy few days for the June 1 team. They broke camp, descended to Base Camp, got lucky with the weather and flew out. Bam! We expect a final trip dispatch to arrive anytime, but in the meantime please know that everyone is back safe and sound.

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June 18 Team on the Glacier!

It was a busy day in Talkeetna and at Base Camp. Many teams we waiting to either fly in or fly out, and when the weather cleared yesterday there were a lot of comings and goings. The June 18 Team had a brief delay in Talkeetna, then flew in late in day. When they arrived…

June 15 Team on the Glacier!

The report tonight is a bit garbled, but it’s still possible to understand that the team made it to Base Camp! I’ll bet everyone is excited to be there and ready to get going. The team set up camp, reviewed glacier travel skills, and rested before heading out early tomorrow for Camp 1.

 

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June 4 Team Holding at 14 Camp

The team is hanging tough at 14 Camp. They will be monitoring the weather closely over the next few days, and making plans accordingly. The team still has plenty of supplies and their will is still strong to keep ascending, and at this point it’s a matter of acceptable weather conditions. Fingers crossed! Here’s Jorn…

June 15 Team: The Talkeetna Hang

The team mobilized to the runway this afternoon, and they thought they would make it in to the range, but the weather moved in once again and the team will stay in Talkeetna another night. This is not an uncommon situation for teams attempting to fly in to the Alaska range, and over the years…

June 6 Team Holding at 14 Camp

The team has spent many days at 14 Camp due to the weather, but spirits are still high and the team is making the most of the situation. Guide Eli reports lots of socializing, birthday parties, and snowmen…oh my! The team plans to review skills they will use for the upper mountain and to watch…

June 11 Team Attempts Move to 11 Camp

Today the team attempted to move from Camp 1 (7800′) to 11 Camp (11,200′). However, the storm system that has been sitting over the Alaska range for the past week has dumped so much snow that travel was too difficult, and the team retreated back to Camp 1. Veteran Mountain Trip guides are reporting more…

Joyful Call From June 8 Team, part 2

And the finale:

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