Trip Reports

May 8 Team Weather Day at High Camp

Our lead guide Dodge calls in to report the team had another weather day at High Camp yesterday! They are enjoying lots of instant mashed potatoes and sorting through their favorite dehydrated meals. Maddy even found some surprise sticks of butter in the cache, which really brings all the meals up another level! Today, the…

May 26 Team Arrives at Basecamp

The team called in from Base Camp yesterday at 7,200′ (2194m). Base Camp is located on the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier, a tributary of the mile wide and 40 mile long Kahiltna Glacier. After days of packing, months of preparation, and perhaps years of anticipation, this is the moment when it all starts…

May 18 Team Weather Day at Camp 3

Heather reports the team had another weather day at Camp 3 yesterday. The upper mountain has been experiencing high winds and frigid temps, so they have not been able to put in their last cache at 16,200′ (4937m) just yet. The team took advantage of the day, though. And took some time to practice their…

May 24 Ski Team Moves to Camp 2

The team reports a successful move to Camp 2 yesterday. After making breakfast, coffee, and melting snow for drinking water. The team packed their camp up, tied into their rope teams, slathered on some sun screen, and started off. They started their morning ascending 1,200′ (365m) up Ski Hill onto the rolling hills of the…

May 22 Team Moves to Camp 2

This report was pretty tough to make out, but I think this is coming from the May 22 team! I do know they successfully moved camp from Camp 1 to Camp 2 yesterday, and plan to backcarry (walk down to their cache site at 10,200′ (3108m) to retrieve their cache). The team now resides at…

May 8 Team Resides in High Camp

Our guide Maddie Crowell updated us last night from another day in High camp. Even though the team is seeing gusts of up to 45mph and wind chill temps of around -30F, she reports the team is in high spirits and excited to make their summit bid! The forecast is looking better for today and…

May 14 Team Hangs at Camp 3

Derek calls in a nicely detailed update from Camp 3 last night. This is the teams 3rd day in Camp 3. They have set up their cache at 16,200′ (4937m) but have been held back from moving up the mountain due to weather. All of our teams higher up on the mountain are in the same…