Meet Our June 26th Team

On Sunday, June 26th, a truly international group of climbers will congregate in Anchorage, Alaska to finalize months of preparation for an expedition that will attempt to climb to the top of the tallest peak in North America.  Denali, at 20,320′ (6194m) towers above the very impressive Alaska Range in Southcentral Alaska.  Rising 18,000′ vertical…

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June 22 trip onto the glacier

The ski team flew into the Alaska Range yesterday, landing at base camp on the S.E. Fork of the Kahiltna glacier.   They spent last night at base camp, and will spend most of today going over glacier travel techniques, and getting their kit together.  Tonight they will shoulder their packs and start up the Kahiltna…

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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…