Melis called in this morning from the top of Ski Hill. They camped up there instead of moving all the way to 11K. This is a great way to do this section of the route. Because the distance and elevation gain from this camp to 11K is small they will most likely be able to single.
They are planning on moving to 11K tomorrow. Melis said the weather is "good, warm and wonderful". They won't have any cell reception once they get to 11K until the round Windy Corner so we won't here from them for a bit.
This photo is taken from near the top of Ski Hill looking down toward the lower Kahiltna Glacier. Most of the Kahiltna is covered in cloud in this picture, probably not the case today.
Allie and Dan Corn just flew out with the April 20th, 12 day Mountaineering Course. They are busy drying gear and cleaning dishes. The advanced Mountaineering Course just started packing up today, they fly onto the glacier on Sunday.
Kevin Mahoney also just started pulling gear for a trip into the Moose's Tooth. They are planning on doing Ham 'n' Eggs and maybe other routes if they the time and weather.
Photo taken by Brian Okonek of the Moose's Tooth, with Ham 'n' Eggs topping out in the low point of the summit ridge.
Dan Corn said that Nate and Sean did climb the SW Ridge of Francis as well as the first 6 pitches of the Mini Moonflower. I'll post some photos from their trip when they get out. For now here's a sweet one of Nate from Patagonia.
This Photo is so awesome, you might see this one for each of Nate's expeditions this season.