Friday, June 22, 2007

Update From Melis Coady and Team Kahn

Guide Melis Coady phoned in last night at 8:30 p.m.

She and her crew are doing well, they descended to 14,200' yesterday, Thursday. They are doing "the hang at 14K" and will make their way towards basecamp and will fly out sometime in the next few days, weather depentant of course. We can't wait to see them!!!

As is typical for Alaskan summers, there are several large fires burning in the state. The big fire burning right now is between Talketna and the south side of Denali National Park. Yesterday we had tons of smoke in Talkeetna and it even delayed flights in to the mountains to pick up climbers and for flightseeing tourists. Team Kahn has been watching the smoke from high on the mountain since it started burning several days ago. It can create some dramatic skies.

Good work Team Kahn and we look forward to your stories!

- Caitlin


Alessandro said...

Did the Kahn's crew summit??

Alaska Mountaineering School and Denali Guiding said...

As per the June 20th post, they made a summit attempt and then turned back because of weather, they were thinking of trying again. However, the next we heard from them is that they were at 14,200' again.

Alaska Mountaineering School and Denali Guiding said...

Sorry it took us a few days to respond to your question!