FINAL SIGN OFF FROM DURNY AND THE MAY 13 TEAM

Durny sends his regards to the team and he hopes to see you in the mountains, in the future!

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MAY 31 TEAM MOVED TO CAMP 2

Our guide Travis Williams called in on behalf of “Team Fubar,” but unfortunately his transmission was cut short by tricky satellite service at this particular camp.  The team moved up glacier and established themselves in the small, stunningly pretty basin camp of 11,200′.  They moved well today and earned tomorrow’s active rest day, during which…

May 20 Team – Chilling at 14 Camp

Alain called in a post from a chilly, snowy Camp 3.  He reports that the team had a cold night, with temperatures hitting -15C.  Winds on the ridge above them prevented the execution of the today’s plan, which had been to climb up the steepest section of the route to their next camp.  They have…

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May 26 Team Moves to Camp 3

Patricio Rojas called in from Camp 3 on the West Buttress route.  The team moved up today under warm sun and clear skies.  The team is moving well and everyone is feeling good at the new elevation of 14,200′. Today, they climbed a slope called Motorcycle Hill immediately after departing camp at 11,200′.  They continued…

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…

MAY 20 TEAM REST DAY AT 14 CAMP

Dmitriy called in the team report tonight. The climbers had a rest day at the beautiful 14 Camp. Rest days are important for climbers to relax, hydrate and prepare for the upper mountain. The team did spend some time reviewing skills, as well. Weather permitting, the plan is to once again ascend the Headwall and…