The Upper Rib Team made short work of their back carry day today, skiing (while roped) down to their cache site, where they had left some supplies the day before. The team is traveling on skis, which is one potential benefit of a small, private team like this one; however, the National Park Service does…Details
The father and sons Simmons team is on the move, carrying a load of equipment up from their 11,200′ camp. The plan is to carry supplies up the moderately steep, 1000′ Motorcycle Hill and up alongside the massive, rocky crags of the southern edge of the West Buttress proper. After several miles, they will turn…Details
The May 30 West Buttress team is taking advantage of a beautiful day in the Alaska Range to move up to the basin camp at 11,200′. They put in a cache of equipment yesterday and today are climbing up past that cache to establish a new camp. This system of carrying equipment and supplies to…Details
The May 30th Team has been working hard, and moving well. Yesterday they cached a load of equipment and supplies at 10,000 ft, and today they are moving up to Camp 2 at 11,200 ft. It’s a calm, clear day and the conditions are perfect for the team to continue their progress up the mountain.…Details
The May 26th Team is on the move today, ferrying a load of equipment and supplies from Camp 2 at 11,200 ft to a cache at 13,500 ft. They have been making good time up the glacier! Yesterday they “back carried” which means they brought a load of equipment and supplies from their cache at…Details
The UAE #2 team is spending the day at 11,200′. They cached at 13,500′ (4115) yesterday, but today, some of the team are considering if they want to continue upward or not. They have some tough decisions to make, and are taking today to sort things out.
The West Rib team is moving up the Kahiltna Glacier to the basin camp at 11,200′. They are making good time and doing their best to move up during the current good weather.
We’ve received word that UAE Group #1 has departed High Camp and is heading to the summit! It’s a beautiful, calm day….perfect for a summit bid. Best of luck to the team!
Yoshiko called this morning to report that the May 16th Team is headed to the summit! The team worked through cold and windy conditions yesterday to move from 14 Camp to High Camp at 17,200, but they still made good time—about 7 hours.They arrived at High Camp in the late afternoon, set up camp, and…
The May 22nd Team called in a nice report today, but unfortunately the satellite connection wasn’t very good and the report ended up garbled. This happens a lot in the mountains, where there is lots of big obstacles interfering with the satellite connection. That being said, we are able to discern that the team arrived…