Guides Joey and Dan flew in this after noon with Rutger to start their adventure. Their original plan was to head out to the far SW corner of Denali National Park, but at least 8 feet of snow had accumulated in the last few days. They changed their plans and went to the Ruth Glacier. The Ruth should be considered one of the 7 wonders of the world. With granite walls close to a mile tall, it attracts climbers from all over the world. Rutger is psyched !!
Kevin and Geoff also headed into the Ruth glacier. The two groups have different agendas, but both of them are planning on climbing as much as possible as well as learning all that they can. I heard Kevin and Geoff talking about different fast and light strategies for climbing the peaks that they are shooing for. Kevin has plenty of experience with that to say the least.
AMS currently rules this area, as Zach Shlosar is also in there climbing and teaching Joanne and Logan Haines.