Trip Reports

April 29 Team – Trip Recap

Well, we’re all back in the comfort of our homes after spending 17 days in the Alaska Range.  We had some great weather down low on the mountain and got pretty beaten up by high winds at the 14,200′ camp.  We made a foray up to 16,200′ to make a cache, and then dropped back…

May 20 team: At Camp 1

The team moved yesterday  from basecamp to camp 1 at 7,800′.  This involved traveling about five miles up glacier, without much elevation gain, but it is a pretty tough day, nonetheless.  The views of 17,400′ Mount Foraker, looming ten thousand vertical feet above you are as staggering as the loads climbers carry out of camp.…

Tyler team: change of plans

Joe Butler called the office yesterday to report a change of plans.  Altitude sickness necessitated a descent from their attempt to move to high camp.  Ariel Tyler had symptoms that made continued ascent impossible, and our guides recommended descent from camp 3 to camp 2 to have her benefit from the decreased altitude.  Upon descent…

May 6 team: summit

Our team checked in this morning at 2:30am to report everyone being back in camp safely after a long summit day.  Our communications were cut off, but the summit team yesterday included Melissa, Jason, Strah and Paul.  Sarah K. opted to stay in high camp but is in good health.  It is my understanding that…