JUNE 13 TEAM DESCENDING

Durny and Jurgen are making their way back down to Base Camp, but it’s been a bit slow going due to the tough weather conditions. They stayed at 11 Camp last night, and if the conditions permit they will continue their descent today.

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JUNE 17 TEAM DESCENDING

The team gave the summit a really good attempt, but it wasn’t in the cards. They headed to the top two days ago, but it was slow going and they had some issues with one climber having trouble with a crampon falling off.  They topped out at approximately 18,200′ and had a pow wow, in…

June 23 Team – Moved to 14,200′

In the face of yet another day of tough, whiteout conditions, the team pushed up from their previous camp and have established themselves in a large basin at 14,200′.  This camp is often bustling with other climbing teams and is also home to a large National Park Service presence.  The Rangers maintain a camp here…

June 26 Team – Moving to Camp 2 Tomorrow

Our guide Travis Williams called in from the team’s Camp 1 at 7,800′.  The team is planning to move to Camp 2 at 11,200′ tonight, when the glacier firms up in the chill of the Alaskan night time.

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JUNE 13 TEAM AT HIGH CAMP

Durny reports that he and Jurgen moved to High Camp this afternoon. The team arrived at High Camp after climbing up 3000′ from their Camp 3. They ascended the fixed lines once again and this time, they continued climbing up a spectacular ridge that leads to the site of High Camp.  The plan is to…

SOME SUPER EXCITING NEWS FROM THE GLACIER!!

It was an exciting day for the June 23 team, especially for Brandyn and Dawn. He proposed and she said “YES!” Congratulations and best of luck on this next great adventure.   In other news 🙂 the team carried a load of equipment and supplies to a cache site at 13,500′. The load carrying climbers…

June 26 Team checks in from Camp 1!

Ken Jeppesen and (I believe) Anders Tomsen called in from Camp 1 at 7,800′ (2377m) on the broad Kahiltna Glacier.  the team traveled during the twilight hours of the Alaskan night to reach camp, as it has been very hot on the glaicer during the Day.  The climbers mentioned ice baths in perhaps a bit…