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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MEET THE JUNE 26 TEAM

On Friday, June 26th, a small group of climbers will meet in Anchorage, AK to join a team of Mountain Trip guides for an attempt to climb the highest peak in North America. Denali rises 20,320′ above the not-too-distant sea. Located close to the Arctic Circle, it is famous for presenting climbers with extreme cold…

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