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…

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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…

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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…

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June 17 Team at 14 Camp!

Bacon, cheese and dates! What a combo. This combo has been fueling the team and today they reached 14 Camp in the beautiful Genet basin. The weather has been extremely favorable and the team has been enjoying calm winds, blue skies, and warm temps. The plan is to take a rest day at 14 Camp…

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Team Ema Backcarries to Camp 3

Mountain Trip Guide Ryan Gould called in today after Team Ema had a pretty mellow day of descending a bit to retrieve the cache they deposited at 13,500′ a couple days ago.  Enjoying good weather, they made good time and are now well provisioned for the challenges of the upper mountain. Tomorrow, they plan to…

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June 12 Team – Descending From High Camp

There is an old climbing adage that goes, “When you reach the summit, you’re only half way there.”  Lead Guide Brian Muller called from 14,200′ (4328m), after the team descended from High Camp this morning.  They are doing well and elated at their good fortune to have reached the summit on a beautiful day yesterday.…

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