West Rib Team doing great

Marty called back after his first call was dropped.  Sounds like they are doing great and will be at the base of the West Rib route tomorrow.  Today they are camped up in the NE fork of the Kahiltna glacier.

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West Rib Team Carrying Loads

The West Rib team carried a load of supplies up the NE fork of the Kahiltna glacier yesterday.  They cached their loads up at about 9,200 ft and returned back to Camp 1 on the main fork of the Kahiltna for the night.   They’re doing great and getting the job done.

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June 17th Team Rest Day

The team took a day to rest, acclimatize, and practice some skills they’ll need for the upper mountain today.  They hope to carry a load of food and fuel up to cache on the ridge at 16,400 ft tomorrow and they’ll encounter some of the steeper sections of the W. Buttress route along the way. …

June 26 Team at Camp 1

The team moved up to Camp 1 today and are settled in at 7,800ft.  It’s a long haul up the Kahiltna glacier, about 5 miles, and these are the heaviest loads they’ll be hauling for the entire trip so it’s a big day.   They did great today and are happy to be moving up the…