Alaska Seminar: Enjoying Training in Nice Weather

Posted by: Jason Thompson | May 17, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 7,300'

Well today we began our day a little earlier than usual. We elected to go for a little glacier tour this morning and with how hot its been during the day the cool temps felt nice. We went to the base of Annie’s Ridge and had a little glaciology talk from a rad location. On the walk back we saw a big ice fall release on Mt. Foraker which was lovely, they are always impressive no matter how many times you see them.

We chilled out this afternoon hiding from the afternoon sun. We regrouped for a crevasse rescue station. Everyone is sending and building mechanical advantage systems to haul climbers skyward.  We are also organizing our gear for a move tomorrow up towards Kahiltna Dome which sits at 12,525’. If the weather plays nice, hopefully we will be back in 4 days.

RMI Guide Jason Thompson

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