Trip Reports

West Rib Team Gearing Up!

Dave Helland gave a shout from 14,200′ on the West Buttress route. The team put a cache in on the upper portion of the West Rib, took a rest day and tomorrow they plan to get onto the West Rib itself. Their plan is to climb up to the Rib and then drop down the…

Team Snyder Backcarries

The team made a quick lap to the cache site and picked up the load of equipment and supplies that they left a couple of days ago. It’s really an “active” rest day, as the cache site is very close to camp. It gave the team an opportunity to stretch their legs and keep the…

June 17 Team Takes a Rest Day at 14 Camp

Today the team rested, ate, and hydrated in preparation for moving up to the “upper” mountain (above 14 Camp). They also spent some time practicing skills and discussing the plan for the next few days. If the weather permits, the team plans to move a load of equipment and supplies to a cache site at…

June 20 Team at Camp 2

The team is moving well and making good time up the Kahiltna glacier. Yesterday the team moved to Camp 11,200′ and it seems that the team has found its groove. Paul reports that spirits are high and the climbers are enjoying their time together. The plan is to cache a load of equipment and supplies…

West Rib Team Caches at 16,200′

The West Rib team carried a load of supplies up onto the route to an elevation of about 16,200′ today.  Lead Guide Fischer Hazen called in with the update as the team enjoyed yet another day of splitter weather.  They are now provisioned and in position for an attempt on the route. We’ll keep you…

June 18th – Team Kumar At 14,200′

Lead Guide Sebastian “Seba” Grau Kunhardt and Aparna Kumar checked in from the broad basin at 14,200′ (4328m) today.  The team hit the glacier running and has been on the move daily for the past six days, so today, they enjoyed a well-deserved rest day. They are doing great and we’re wishing Aparna good weather…

West Rib Team Takes a Rest Day

The team had a well deserved rest day today, which began with fresh brewed coffee and “loads” of pancakes. Tough start to the day! In the afternoon they motivated to the “edge of the world”, which is a short jaunt from 14 Camp. It’s a beautiful spot with incredible views of the NE fork of…