Alaska Adaptive team- having fun

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Alaska Adaptive team- Drew checks in

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May 24 Traverse team

The team is hiking on tundra less than 24 hrs. from their pickup at the Denali National Park gate.  If everything goes smooth they should be in the Mountain Trip van headed to Anchorage by 3pm tomorrow.

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June 12 team- holding in Talkeetna

The team traveled to Talkeetna and checked in with Park Service, weighed their bags at the air taxi service and filled their water bottles, but the weather didn’t cooperate and they spent the first night of their trip in Talkeetna.  Guides call this the ‘hurry up and wait’ attitude, and it is a theme to…

May 31 team- rested at high camp

Mike called to report a successful rest day at high camp.  Guide Sean McManamy is descending to basecamp with Shaun Gilbert and a guest from another expedition, they should be in basecamp at the time of this posting.  Everything is OK but Shaun had some issues with the altitude that warranted descent to friendlier elevations.

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Alaska Adaptive team- from high camp

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May 29 team-hanging tough at high camp

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May 29 team- rest day

Durny and company took a much-deserved rest day at 17,200′ camp yesterday to recover from their long, hard move from 14 camp the day before.  Their plan is now to wait for conditions that allow for a summit bid.  Today?  Tomorrow?  Time and weather will tell.

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Alaska Adaptive trip-Adam Smith checks in

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To summarize: the team made a carry to high camp today, everyone moved well with steeper terrain. They plan to move to high camp tomorrow and will be “poised for a summit bid from there”.  Adams sends “Congratulations to Katie and Drew (for what???) ” and wishes Janelle a good trip.

 

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May 31 team- move to high camp

[audio:http://mountaintripdenali2011.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/audio-post-2011-06-13-04-45-13.mp3|titles=Audio Post] Steve Haumschild gives us an update from high camp; describes it as a big 81/2 hour move up some 3,000 feet of vertical. Then the post is cut short… it seems that they’re all bushed from the big day, probably having a big meal and heading to bed, then sleeping in late tomorrow…