May 14 Team – Descending

Our May 14th team, which summitted just two days ago, rested yesterday morning at High Camp, after a long, hard summit day.  They packed up and left High Camp at about 2:00 pm local time, and descended the beautiful ridge down to the top of the fixed lines about a thousand feet lower.  They then…

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JUNE 1 TEAM IN TALKEETNA

Our air services provider determined that the weather was not appropriate to fly into Base Camp, so the team spent the day exploring the small town of Talkeetna. Here’s a photo of the team in the process of weighing all of their food and equipment for the expedition. It’s a big task! Fingers crossed for…

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SUMMIT! MAY 14TH TEAM

It sounds like it was a long day route finding in the clouds, but the May 14th team was rewarded for their hard work by reaching the summit. Congratulations to all team members for your hard work and perseverance during a period of unstable weather on the mountain.

Here’s Seba:

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MEET THE JUNE 1 TEAM

Yesterday a group of climbers from around the world convened in Anchorage, Alaska, where they began their journey to attempt to climb a classic route on the highest peak in North America. The West Buttress route is an iconic challenge for mountaineers, ascending 13,000′ from a tributary of the vast Kahiltna Glacier to the 20,320′…

PHOTO OF THE MAY 28 TEAM LAUNCHING FROM TALKEETNA

 

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RIB TEAM IN TALKEETNA

After a great summit day, the Rib Team motored down from High Camp to Base Camp in approximately 1.5 days and they are now in Talkeetna. Enjoying a large (!) hamburger and a beer, I suspect. Great job, Seth, and you earned it.

Here’s Pablo:

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MAY 30 TEAM MOVES TO CAMP 1

It was beautiful day on the glacier and the May 30th Team moved up the Kahiltna to Camp 1. The plan is to carry a load of equipment and supplies to a cache site just below Camp 2 tomorrow. Here’s Scott:

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