Trip Reports

June 26 Team Calls from 9,700′

Daniel Laidig called in a special message from the glacier, as well as an update on the team’s progress.  This morning, they packed up their camp and moved just shy of 2000′ up the Kahiltna, setting up their Camp 2 on a flat stretch of glacier at around 9700′.  Packing up and moving camp is…

June 24 Team Back Carried to Camp 2

Guide josh Garner called in from the beautiful basin camp at 11,200′ to update on the June 24tth team’s progress.  Today, they dropped back downhill a bit to retrieve a cache of supplies they had left at around 10,200′ a couple of days ago.  This is called making a “back carry” and is a proven…

June 26 Team Calls From Camp 1

Jacob Schmitz called in from 7,800′, following a five hour hike up the broad Kahiltna Glacier today.  The team had been delayed a bit in Talkeetna, which enabled them to review skills in town.  The guide team was satisfied that all the climbers were ready to hit the ground running, so they moved up glacier,…