June 17 Team Reached High Camp!!

Lead Guide Caitlin Hague called in from 17,200′.  The team moved up today on what she described as a glorious day of blue skies interspersed with light snow showers.  The ridge is a spectacular place, with fun, engaging climbing weaving between rocky outcrops and along knife edged snow ridges.  The exposure off to each side…

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June 26 Team – On the Glacier!

Lead Guide Adam Smith called in from the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier.  The team flew onto the glacier today after a brief weather delay in Talkeetna.  Arriving at 7,200′, they spent the afternoon sorting their kit into individual loads and rigging the sleds that will help them haul all that gear. They plan…

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June 23 Team Carries to 10,200′

Lead Guide Sean McManamy called in from the team’s Camp 1 at 7,800′ today.  The crew carried supplies and equipment about 3.5 miles up glacier to an elevation of near 10,200′ this morning.  It has been hot on the glacier during the long sunny Alaskan days, so they awoke early and moved while the glacier…

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JUNE 23 TEAM AT CAMP 1

The team moved from Base Camp to Camp 1 yesterday. Due to the warm weather and conditions on the lower glacier, the team rested during the day a moved at night when the weather is cooler, which makes for much more comfortable conditions to move up the glacier. Believe it or not, it can be…

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