Sean called in a somewhat garbled recording from the big camp at 14,200′, but it sounds like they moved up in good conditions and everyone is doing really well. It sounds like steak tacos are on the menu for tonight, and I expect they will sleep well after the big day moving up from 11,200′…
Listen to the guys after a stormy day at the 17,200 ft high camp. recording
They are ready to go, but the weather isn’t cooperating today. They weren’t able to fly in to base camp due to bad weather and low visibility today. Sounds like they are all enjoying a night in the colorful little town of Talkeetna, but they are certainly anxious to get underway and get to the…
Mike reported that the team did little else at high camp today but build snow walls against the 30-40mph winds. The weather calmed down in the evening. The plan is to backcarry their food and gear as soon as the weather stabilizes.
The May 20 team descended from high camp to camp 3 in poor weather today, beginning their descent to basecamp. The expedition will spend the night at camp 3 and descend towards basecamp as soon as they can.
I just spoke with lead guide Peter “Pi” Inglis about the team, and they are all exploring Talkeetna, having completed their NPS orientation and weighed all their bags for their upcoming flight to the glacier. The weather is looking pretty uncooperative at the moment, so they are wandering around town, with a planned meeting to…