Jacob calls from 9,800′ camp

The June 19th crew is doing great.  They are moving at night, due to warm temperatures during the day, to mitigate for squishy conditions on the lower glacier.  The plan for today, Friday, is to move to 11,200 camp and take a rest day tomorrow, Saturday.

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Traverse group saying goodbye

I write this goodbye as I prepare to celebrate my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary with my family.  I would like to shout out a big congratulations to them for passing this milestone.  I would, also, like to shout out a big congratulations to the members of the Traverse team.  It is a Very Big accomplishment…

Traverse group saying goodbye

I write this goodbye as I prepare to celebrate my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary with my family.  I would like to shout out a big congratulations to them for passing this milestone.  I would, also, like to shout out a big congratulations to the members of the Traverse team.  It is a Very Big accomplishment…

June 19th team up at 9,800 ft

Jacob called in this morning from 9,800 ft on the Kahiltna glacier at the top of “Ski Hill”.   They got up early again this morning and moved camp up the glacier.  They’ll spend tonight there and move up to 11,000 ft tomorrow.   Everybody is doing great and they are moving right along so…

May 31-West Buttress Expedition Wrap-up

Hello, This is lead guide Michael Burmeister bringing you the final blog post for the May 31st West Buttress expedition. First of all, I just want to say thanks to all the team members for their help, patience, and perseverance. An additional thanks to assistant guides Jared Vilhauer and Sean McManamy for all their expertise…

June 19 team at Camp 1

The team slept a few hours last night, and were moving by 2am this morning on their way up to Camp 1.  They traveled up the lower Kahiltna glacier for about 5 miles and gained just a few hundred feet from base camp at 7,200 ft to Camp 1 at 7,800 ft.  They had a…