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…

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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…

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…

June 23rd Team Backcarried from 11,200′

Josh Oakley called in from 11,200′, the site of the June 23rd Team’s Camp 2.  The team dropped down about a thousand feet to retrieve a cache of supplies that they had buried in the snow a couple days earlier.  This process of “double carrying” enables the team to both move the heaps of food,…

June 15 Team – Llegaron en Talkeetna!

The June 15th team flew off the glacier today, arriving in the small town of Talkeetna shortly after noon Alaska time.  They were met by a van and driver from Mountain Trip, and driven south to Anchorage, where they will have a celebratory dinner before arranging their flights home to Santiago, Chile.   El equipo…