Guide Joe Butler called in today from the Kahiltna Glacier where his is guiding a custom mountaineering course. He and climber Jack are reviewing skills today. Yesterday, they climbed Mount Frances (10,450ft) making it within 200 feet of the summit but it was cold and late in the day, so they headed back to camp. Tomorrow they'll be climbing some rock walls at the base of Mount Frances.
They've had the place to themselves save for a bevy of Chinook and Pavehawk helicopters that came in yesterday to deliver the National Park Service base camp to the Kahiltna Glacier.
The weather has been excellent.