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…

June 26 team moved up to Camp 2

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 from the June 19 team

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.

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June 12 Team at High Camp

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.

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Karen called in from High Camp

Karen called from the June 12th team this evening.  They are patiently waiting, eating Ramen for dinner, and hoping for a nice day tomorrow.   Let’s send them good vibes, and best wishes for a good day.

Here’s Karen.

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Ski Team calls in on the 1st of July

They got a bit of skiing in today, going back down to get their cache.  Tomorrow they’ll climb up to put a cache in on the ridge at 16,400 ft, and hope to find some nice snow to ski on the way back down.

Here’s Durny’s evening call.

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Ski Team at 14k

Durny called in this morning from Camp 3 at 14,200 ft.   They are doing great, moved up yesterday, and will go down this afternoon to the cache at 13,500 ft where they left their gear a couple of days ago.

Here’s Durny:

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June 28 team at base camp

The June 28 team spent the day at base camp going over glacier travel skills and rigging their packs and sleds for a Friday night departure.   They’ll be getting up around 11 pm Friday night and traveling through the night and early morning to take advantage of the freezing temps when the glacier surface is…