Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Here is a view of the North Ridge of Mt. Russell. Our boys probably camped just out of view in the foreground. And will most likely be following in these footstep up towards the summit tomorrow morning.
Seth Hobby and Nate Opp just phoned in from a sat phone from their high camp. Seth said the weather was perfect. Zero wind and stable weather was Seth's forecast for the near future. He said the snow was super deep getting up to the pass. A wallowfest! The snow at the elevation they are at now (8,800') is much easier for traveling.
Seth, Nate, Kirk, Jordan and Josh were delayed by one day here in Talkeetna waiting for the weather to get good enough to fly in. These guys were incredibly amped to get in and climb. Kirk was especially enamored by the local Talkeetna flavor. He said his friends back home would never believe him, if he tried to describe life in Talkeetna. It's a pretty cool place to say the least.
Check out the link on the side of the blog page for an up to date web cam image of the weather in the range.
Maybe they'll give us a call tomorrow with an update, who knows. Wish'em luck.