May 12 team moved to 14 camp, says hello

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May 8 team rests at 14 camp

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Satellite phones are an amazing technology but often lead to dropped calls.  Keep in mind they are speaking through outer space!  Sounds like they rested today getting ready for a big day tomorrow, moving to high camp if the weather permits it.

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MEET THE WEST RIB TEAM!

Yesterday a team of climbers from around the world met in Anchorage to begin an epic journey. The climbers have spend many months training, collecting the appropriate gear, and dreaming about their upcoming adventure. It was a busy day in Anchorage, starting with a team meeting and equipment check at the Millennium Alaskan Hotel. The…

UAE GROUP #1 ON THE GLACIER

We are really happy to help a team of climbers from the UAE on a quest to climb the 7 summits. The team arrived in Anchorage on May 19th, sorted a huge pile of gear, and headed to Talkeetna yesterday. The weather was favorable and the team flew to the Kahiltna glacier at 3 PM.…

MAY 12TH TEAM CACHES AT 13,500 FT

The May 12th team experienced  40/50 mph wind gusts yesterday, so they stayed hunkered down in their tents at camp. Sounds like they didn’t have it too bad—-Durny prepared a pizza dinner! The team woke to a bluebird day, and they moved a load of gear and supplies to a cache at 13,500 ft. Unfortunately…

MAY 8TH TEAM CACHES AT 16,400 FT

The May 8th team had a big day today, moving a load of equipment and supplies up the fixed lines to a cache at 16,400 ft. The weather was cold when the team started out, but the ascent quickly warmed the climbers. The “headwall” section of the climb starts just outside of 14 Camp, and…

MAY 16TH TEAM AT CAMP 1

After practicing skills in base camp, the May 16th team moved up the Kahiltna glacier to Camp 1 today. Nungshi called in the report, but unfortunately the dispatch was cut short because the satellite connection was lost. This is not unusual, and it happens quite  a lot in the mountains. Nungshi did say that the…