Trip Reports

Team Snyder Backcarries

The team made a quick lap to the cache site and picked up the load of equipment and supplies that they left a couple of days ago. It’s really an “active” rest day, as the cache site is very close to camp. It gave the team an opportunity to stretch their legs and keep the…

June 17 Team Takes a Rest Day at 14 Camp

Today the team rested, ate, and hydrated in preparation for moving up to the “upper” mountain (above 14 Camp). They also spent some time practicing skills and discussing the plan for the next few days. If the weather permits, the team plans to move a load of equipment and supplies to a cache site at…

June 20 Team at Camp 2

The team is moving well and making good time up the Kahiltna glacier. Yesterday the team moved to Camp 11,200′ and it seems that the team has found its groove. Paul reports that spirits are high and the climbers are enjoying their time together. The plan is to cache a load of equipment and supplies…

West Rib Team Caches at 16,200′

The West Rib team carried a load of supplies up onto the route to an elevation of about 16,200′ today.  Lead Guide Fischer Hazen called in with the update as the team enjoyed yet another day of splitter weather.  They are now provisioned and in position for an attempt on the route. We’ll keep you…

June 18th – Team Kumar At 14,200′

Lead Guide Sebastian “Seba” Grau Kunhardt and Aparna Kumar checked in from the broad basin at 14,200′ (4328m) today.  The team hit the glacier running and has been on the move daily for the past six days, so today, they enjoyed a well-deserved rest day. They are doing great and we’re wishing Aparna good weather…

West Rib Team Takes a Rest Day

The team had a well deserved rest day today, which began with fresh brewed coffee and “loads” of pancakes. Tough start to the day! In the afternoon they motivated to the “edge of the world”, which is a short jaunt from 14 Camp. It’s a beautiful spot with incredible views of the NE fork of…

June 17 Team at 14 Camp!

Bacon, cheese and dates! What a combo. This combo has been fueling the team and today they reached 14 Camp in the beautiful Genet basin. The weather has been extremely favorable and the team has been enjoying calm winds, blue skies, and warm temps. The plan is to take a rest day at 14 Camp…

Team Ema Backcarries to Camp 3

Mountain Trip Guide Ryan Gould called in today after Team Ema had a pretty mellow day of descending a bit to retrieve the cache they deposited at 13,500′ a couple days ago.  Enjoying good weather, they made good time and are now well provisioned for the challenges of the upper mountain. Tomorrow, they plan to…

June 10th Team Moves To High Camp!

Taking advantage of sunny skies, the June 10th team packed up and headed uphill – destination High Camp! They rolled into camp at about 2:30 in the afternoon and are eager to see what the weather holds in the coming days, as they are just one climbing day away from the summit of North America.…