Thursday, June 12, 2008

Back in the World

Everyones back!  They flew out late yesterday, and I'm sure enjoyed themselves in Talkeetna before returning to Anchorage today.  They are enjoying a final celebratory dinner tonight, and then all heading off towards home. 

Congratulations for a successful trip!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Coming down

Just talked to Rob from 14,000 camp on the way down.  They will rest here for a few more hours before making the final push to basecamp thru the night.  Travelling thru the night becomes more typical this time of year as the temperatures rise and the glacier becomes slushy during the day.

They should be to basecamp by tomorrow morning!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Call from the Summit!

Kent, Sam, Josh, and Rob are standing on the summit right now!  

They are doing great, and the weather is nice enough that they could take a minute to call in and pass the word on.  

Congrats, they should be down to high camp in a few hours, and back to basecamp in a couple days...

That's every Mt Trip group this year so far!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Rest Day at High Camp

The team is taking a rest/acclimitization day at high camp today.  The weather wasn't looking great up high today anyhow, but they should be rested and ready when the weather breaks.

Josh wanted to pass on a "Happy Birthday" to his mom.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Rolling into 17K

I just talked to one of our guides at High Camp, and he see's Rob and the crew coming up the ridge into camp.  They'll be there soon, and everyone looks good.  

Moving in the Morning

Josh caught back up to the rest of the team at 14,000 feet today, and they all plan to move to high camp tomorrow.  They will be able to move right into the camp of another Mt Trip team who will be coming down from 17k.   

They hope to get a chance to summit by as early as Sunday...  Hope for good weather.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Rest Day at 14,000 ft

Rob lead the team to the ridge at 16,400 yesterday to put in their last cache before moving up to high camp.  Everyone did great, as they got into some of the steepest climbing on the route.  They clipped into the fixed lines to ascend the last steep icy pitch to the ridgeline of the West Buttress, and continued up the ridge for several hundred feet before digging a hole in the snow to deposit the gear until they return.   

Today they will be taking a rest, sleeping late, and getting ready for the final push to high camp, and on to the summit. 

Rochelle is back in Talkeetna this morning, and Josh is heading back up the mountain in hopes of catching up to his team.