Alaska Seminar: First Day on the Kahiltna

Posted by: Jason Thompson | May 04, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 7,300'

Hello from the Kahiltna Glacier!  We woke to frigid temperatures on our first morning, with the temperatures reaching negative 25 F. Thankfully the sun came out to play and things quickly warmed up for us. We enjoyed our first day exploring the SE fork of the Kahiltna Glacier. 

Everyone is doing great. We’ll check in soon.

RMI Guide Jason Thompson

Kahiltna Base with Mt. Hunter in the background.

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Brandi and Gilbert!! I can’t wait to get up there with you! Ill bring some CA sunshine and see you in just a few days!! I got all of us girls coordinated pee bottles! Cheers! Xoxo

Posted by: elizabeth on 5/6/2012 at 9:43 am

Hi Daddy (Brady) just read Rosie’s visitors (book) now. Making a habitat out of a tree branch I will show u my habitat. Hope u r having a good time miss u love u bye COME HOME SOON
Mom &  Dylan want PREZZIES mine is optional.

Posted by: Ellie O'Mara on 5/6/2012 at 8:05 am

Good Morning, Sweetheart…(Anthony)! It’s just me again! Can you tell I’m missing you!?? I am hoping that you are staying warm up there and enjoying the scenery! All is good here - cooler temps today. Was missing your Mojitos for Cinco de Mayo yesterday! Perhaps once you return! I.L.Y-BIG KISSES!

Posted by: Mary Kay on 5/6/2012 at 5:50 am

Hi Brandi, minus 25 sounds pretty chilly so I am sure that you are really looking forward to coming back to a balmy 98 degrees here in Bangalore!  Miss you, kuessi.

-Chris

Posted by: Chris Brill-Edards on 5/6/2012 at 2:18 am

Hi, Brady.  We miss you bunches, but we hope you are having fun playing in the crevasses :)
Dylan played an amazing game today and everyone was asking about you.  He is taking his man of the house role very seriously.  Ellie keeps trying to text you despite repeated reminders that you won’t get them, but she misses you so much.  Bad news…we accidentally sold your bike at the yard sale today.  We will buy you a shiny new one at Walmart, so no worries.  We are counting the days and can’t wait til you get home.  Phillies lost today 7-1.
Xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo Jane, Ellie and Dylan

Posted by: Jane O'Mara on 5/5/2012 at 3:53 pm

Hi AG and Jason,

It is hot and humid here in Virginia. We miss you already, have fun and hope you get lots of good weather (a little warmer)
Be safe,
Mom, Dad and March

Posted by: chris chase on 5/5/2012 at 12:13 pm

It’s a nice and “BALMY” 86 degrees here today in Colorado Springs!! Hey Honey, I’m guessing you aren’t wearing your shorts there!?? OMG! Hope you are having an AMAZING adventure! I love and miss you!

Posted by: Mary Kay on 5/5/2012 at 5:34 am

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