A light snow accompanied the expedition as they moved up the Kahiltna glacier from basecamp to camp 1. Dave reported great conditions for glacier travel, with very little wind and enough clouds to take the edge off the sun, which can be very intense even at this time of year. Their plan tomorrow is to…Details
Bill called this morning and we then received a podcast from Neal Beidleman, both informing us that the team is safely back at Camp 2, and looking forward to one more day of downward travel before returning to Base Camp. It sounds like summit day was a really nice one, with some clouds wafting about,…
Yesterday brought nasty weather to the range so Dave Ahrens took the day to teach camp building skills, the foundation of a successful trip into the range. Their plan still remains the same- when the weather breaks they will head up the glacier to camp 1 at 7,800′.
Mountain Trip guide, Zach Johnson calls in the podcast today.[audio:http://mountaintripdenali2011.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/audio-post-2011-05-21-06-50-07.mp3|titles=Audio Post]
Listen to Scott Woolums as he gives us the update![audio:http://mountaintrip.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/3bd8cdd767b089e2d64109ec56262b1006c2263f.mp3]
Scott called from Camp 4 a few hours ago to report that everyone is safe and sound and thrilled with their summit day. It sounds like a perfect day for the ascent, and although they had a bit of snow on the descent; they had amazing views from the top of the world!
Dave Ahrens has spent the last several days training his crew in mountain skills, and now they are poised to move out of basecamp along the Kahiltna to camp 1 at 7,800′. The plan is to continue up the Kahiltna to the base of Kahiltna Pass at 10,000′ to prepare for a summit bid on…