Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Combat Wounded Vets at 11,000 feet

Just got off the Sat phone with Tim Hewette, one of the AMS guides on the Combat Wounded Vets expedition. He said they are all healthy and doing well. He added that Justin is "working his tail off" and doing great. They had challenging glacier traveling conditions on the lower glacier but are in good spirits and are moving at a respectable pace.

Their progression of camps since leaving Kahiltna Glacier Base camp (7200') has been 7,500', 7,800', 9,000', and now 11,000 feet.

I told them they had many fans following the blog and that they need to call in more often...they promised they would.

Below are images of other AMS climbers traveling to and building camps at 11,000', so this is what the guys are doing and what they are seeing today.







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Please note: These photos are not of the Combat Wounded Vets team, they are from a previous AMS expedition. Hopefully we will get some photos of them from some other AMS teams who will be returning from The Mountain later this week.

7 comments:

Suzanne said...

So good to read this post. It gives me great peace of mind! So very proud of these guys, one in particular-Justin! Thank you for the update!

Suzanne(Justin's wife)

Anonymous said...

It's exciting to watch your progress. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Just another chapter for your memoirs my friend.(Justin) Keep up the good work everyone. Thanks to Ams and the sponsors who made it all possible.
Mark

Kristi Anderson said...

Great to read the updates - the wounded vets are so inspiring! Any word from higher up? Did any teams move from 14 today? Getting anxious for Anderson's team and their time to make the summit. Any updates would be much appreciated! Thanks!

AOCM wife said...

Please tell AOCM - Feels like "Somewhere in Time" here......

AOCM wife said...

Suzanne - Justin's wife: can you please look at the recall list for the team and give me a call? Thanks

Anonymous said...

Amazing,I'm so proud of everyone. Great job and keep up the good work, keeping Bill in mind.

Andria