Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A Beautiful Day in Talkeetna!


The Alaska Range is out in all its glory. Greg Vernovage/Nick D'Alessio and team returned from base camp about and hour ago. Phil Ershler/Max Bunce's and team just got in as well. The program for them is: call home, take off mountaineering boots, sort gear, take shower, drink, eat, drink, eat. Repeat as necessary.

Glacier Ninjas were at the bottom of Heartbreak Hill as of 6:30 AM today. The hill is named so because when you are returning from your climb you have to ascend back up into base camp. So, the team started at 7,200 feet but descended a couple of hundred feet to the main Kahiltna Glacier before ascending again.

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