Trip Reports

June 24 Team – At 11,200′

Karen Bockel called in with a recap for the past few days from their new home in a beautiful basin at 11,200′.  They moved up to camp this morning and are well fortified in a stunning location.  Tall walls of snow and ice cliffs border them to the south, west and north, while the view…

June 26 team at Camp 1

The team carried a load of food, fuel, and extra gear up to from Camp 1 at 7,200 ft to Kahiltna Pass at about 10,200 ft today.  They dug a hole in the snow and buried the gear, or cached it, and returned down to Camp 1 for their 2nd night.   They’ve been traveling at…

June 17th Team Rest Day

The team took a day to rest, acclimatize, and practice some skills they’ll need for the upper mountain today.  They hope to carry a load of food and fuel up to cache on the ridge at 16,400 ft tomorrow and they’ll encounter some of the steeper sections of the W. Buttress route along the way. …

June 26 Team at Camp 1

The team moved up to Camp 1 today and are settled in at 7,800ft.  It’s a long haul up the Kahiltna glacier, about 5 miles, and these are the heaviest loads they’ll be hauling for the entire trip so it’s a big day.   They did great today and are happy to be moving up the…