Alaska Seminar: Crevasse Training & Ice Climbing

Posted by: Jason Thompson, Eric Frank | May 21, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 7,300'

The weather is forecasted to change around here in the following days but today was one of the hottest days we’ve had. Lenticular clouds continue to be impressive. We spent today playing inside crevasses and went ice climbing. Everyone had a blast.

The glaciers are an enormous amount of ice up here in Alaska. Researchers currently on the glacier conducting some studies have found the depth of the Kahiltna Glacier to be about 500 meters deep. As we climbed on the walls of the crevasses peering down into the dark black hole beneath us,  we felt small.

So long from the Kahiltna.

RMI Guide Jason Thompson

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