Rest day yesterday

Jared called yesterday evening to report a successful rest day, which wasn’t completely restful as they had to relocate camp to get out of a snowy area which was burying the tents in spindrift blown from the other side of the ridge.  Sometimes 20′ makes a big difference, so Jared, Sean and the team worked…

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Backcarry

Zach called in this morning to report that he had arranged for one of his clients to descend to basecamp with a Mountain Trip team.  Hideko is now in safely in Talkeetna, most likely looking to change out of mountain clothes and make some phone calls.  The rest of the team took a short walk…

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Move to 7,800′

A light snow accompanied the expedition as they moved up the Kahiltna glacier from basecamp to camp 1.  Dave reported great conditions for glacier travel, with very little wind and enough clouds to take the edge off the sun, which can be very intense even at this time of year.  Their plan tomorrow is to…

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Carry to 13,500′: podcast

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Neal Beidleman’s call from Camp 2

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Larson fills us in from 11 camp

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Back at Camp 2!

Bill called this morning and we then received a podcast from Neal Beidleman, both informing us that the team is safely back at Camp 2, and looking forward to one more day of downward travel before returning to Base Camp.  It sounds like summit day was a really nice one, with some clouds wafting about,…

Holding at basecamp

Yesterday brought nasty weather to the range so Dave Ahrens took the day to teach  camp building skills, the foundation of a successful trip into the range.  Their plan still remains the same- when the weather breaks they will head up the glacier to camp 1 at 7,800′.

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Windy day

Mountain Trip guide, Zach Johnson calls in the podcast today.

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Call after summit, at Camp 4

Listen to Scott Woolums as he gives us the update!

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