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…

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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…

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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…

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May 16 Team Is On The Glacier!

The crew awoke early this morning and were picked up by the guide team, along with their chauffeur for the day, Todd Rutledge.  We drove north to the interesting town of Wasilla, Alaska for coffee and sandwiches, before continuing north to Talkeetna.  Caroline was slightly disappointed as we drove north, because she had set her…

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