Trip Reports

Phone Call From Jerry at 11,200′

Though I suspect Henry rigged the game, here is Jerry reporting in from camp at 11,200′.  It sounds like the weather was a real challenge today, which is interesting, because the report from our team just 3,000′ above was that it was calm, though a bit foggy. Today the team made their “back carry” down…

Heading Up To The Ridge

I just spoke with Ben a bit ago and it sounds like things are going really well for the team and they are going to make a carry up onto the ridge that leads to high camp in just a few minutes. Yesterday, they did a “back-carry” to bring the supplies that they had cached…

Call from 14,000 Camp

Good morning everyone.  We received a call from our April 17th team last night.  Chase Franklin gives us all the update on food, weather, and their plans for the next few days. Click here to hear Chase and Zach: [audio:http://mountaintripdenali2011.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/141c7ef9519bd7b4bd43ac81db6d1f291477fb702.mp3]

Slide Show of the Area around Camp 1

[slideshow] Here are some images of the terrain that the team is hiking through.  There are two shots of tents in the Camp 1 area, one looking roughly down glacier with Mount Hunter slightly visible through the clouds, and another looking up glacier past a couple camps with Ski Hill in the background.  Another, with…

At Camp 1

Henry called in yesterday evening to report that the team packed up all their kit and moved five miles up the vast Kahiltna Glacier to a spot at about 7,800′ (2380m) where they set up their Camp 1.  The spot is off the point where the Northeast Fork of the Kahiltna comes out from the…