Trip Reports

June 22nd team cached at 16,800 ft

They climbed up to 16,800 ft today and cached some food and gear for their push up to high camp.  It was a cloudy day with a bit of snow, which made for great skiing conditions on the descent.  Tomorrow they’ll take a rest/acclimatization day, which probably means they’ll ski a bit above camp.  It’s…

June 19 team moved to high camp

Kelly called in from high camp after moving up on a reasonably nice day.  They were settling in this evening melting snow for water and making some soup and dinner.  Everyone did great today, and they are excited to be up at 17,200 ft. Click below to listen to Kelly’s call from high camp. [audio:|titles=Audio…

June 12 team on standby

Karen called in this morning to say they were standing by and watching the weather this morning. They are ready to leave for the summit, but it was a bit windy this morning up at high camp. The winds are dropping a bit, so let’s hope they get a chance today! —

June 28 team

The last Mountain Trip team of the 2011 Alaska season is off to a slow start.  They woke up late last night to get ready to move up to Camp 1, and they were living in a cloud.  It was raining…   and there was very low visibility.   They decided not to force it, and spend…

June 26 team moved up to Camp 2

Jared called in this afternoon from Camp 2 at 11,200 ft.   They got an early start this morning again, and were in camp before lunch time.   It was a bit cloudy this morning, but improved as they moved up in altitude from 7,800 to over 11,000 ft.   They are doing good, and moving really well…

Meerie called in from the June 19 team

Meerie called in this evening after a nice rest day.   They are all doing great, and hoping to move to high camp tomorrow!  She say’s hello to her family, and that she is doing well. The quality of the call was much better tonight.  Here’s Meerie’s call. [audio:|titles=Audio Post]

Karen called in from High Camp

Karen called from the June 12th team this evening.  They are patiently waiting, eating Ramen for dinner, and hoping for a nice day tomorrow.   Let’s send them good vibes, and best wishes for a good day. Here’s Karen. [audio:|titles=Audio Post]