MAY 30 TEAM AT 7800′ CAMP 1

It sounds like the team enjoyed the beautiful flight from Talkeetna to Base Camp, located on the SE fork of the Kahiltna glacier. Once they arrived at Base Camp, the team ate, rested, and reviewed glacier travel skills. At approximately 9PM the team set out for Camp 1 at 7800′. The team made the decision…

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MAY 30 TEAM PHOTOS

The team arrived at Base Camp yesterday afternoon, safe and sound. Here are a few photos of the team throughout the day, as they packed up, headed to Talkeetna, visited with the National Park Service and then loaded the plane to take them to the SE fork of the Kahiltna Glacier.

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