They passed the phone around for the whole team to get a chance to say hello. Sean McManamy starts out the call saying they are all doing good at Camp 1 after a “spicy” day of glacier travel yesterday. They were able to navigate the worst of the crevassed areas on the lower part of…Details
They climbed up to 16,800 ft today and cached some food and gear for their push up to high camp. It was a cloudy day with a bit of snow, which made for great skiing conditions on the descent. Tomorrow they’ll take a rest/acclimatization day, which probably means they’ll ski a bit above camp. It’s…Details
They are out of base camp! It took an extra day, but they are on their way up the mountain. Joe called this morning from Camp 1 after traveling up the lower Kahiltna glacier through the night. They had to wind around a lot of crevasses to get there, but they are set up at…Details
Kelly called in from high camp after moving up on a reasonably nice day. They were settling in this evening melting snow for water and making some soup and dinner. Everyone did great today, and they are excited to be up at 17,200 ft. Click below to listen to Kelly’s call from high camp. [audio:http://mountaintrip.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/audio-post-2011-07-03-02-44-11.mp3|titles=Audio…Details
Karen called in this morning to say they were standing by and watching the weather this morning. They are ready to leave for the summit, but it was a bit windy this morning up at high camp. The winds are dropping a bit, so let’s hope they get a chance today!
The last Mountain Trip team of the 2011 Alaska season is off to a slow start. They woke up late last night to get ready to move up to Camp 1, and they were living in a cloud. It was raining… and there was very low visibility. They decided not to force it, and spend…
Jared called in this afternoon from Camp 2 at 11,200 ft. They got an early start this morning again, and were in camp before lunch time. It was a bit cloudy this morning, but improved as they moved up in altitude from 7,800 to over 11,000 ft. They are doing good, and moving really well…
Meerie called in this evening after a nice rest day. They are all doing great, and hoping to move to high camp tomorrow! She say’s hello to her family, and that she is doing well.
The quality of the call was much better tonight. Here’s Meerie’s call.[audio:http://mountaintrip.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/audio-post-2011-07-02-05-05-32.mp3|titles=Audio Post]
They woke up to winds, snow, and low visibility this morning, so did not go for the summit today. The weather improved a bit during the day, and they are looking forward to a nice day tomorrow. We’re hoping for a call that we can post still tonight.