Ski Team takes a day off

They took a rest/acclimatization day today after a big day yesterday.  Durny called in this afternoon saying all is well, but he’s having a hard time getting any of the other team members to leave a phone dispatch, so it’s him again.

Here’s Durny.

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June 22nd team cached at 16,800 ft

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…

June 19 team moved to high camp

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…

June 12 team on standby

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!

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June 28 team

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…