Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Melis and Greg and team are probably rolling into their first camp at the bottom of Ski Hill right now. They spent last night in Base camp doing lots of little classes to get them ready to make their first official move.
I talked to Melis this morning. Sometimes we get calls from guides at basecamp saying they need something flown in, like an ascender someone may have accidentally left out side near the fixed lines after practicing fixed line ascension just before they flew in. They had everything though and were just checking in. You can see from the gear check photo here, the guides do a pretty thorough job double checking equipment.
Melis said that Nate Opp (pictured here) and Sean were climbing the SW ridge of Mt. Francis.
Allie and Dan and the 12 day were seen in and around base camp doing classes and I think Melis said they were up climbing on some of the nearby peaks today.
Pictured here is Seth Hobby on the South West Ridge of Francis when he guided it last season.