Saturday, July 23, 2011

Great Weather on the Eldridge

Forest & Noah sent us a message from the 12-day Mountaineering Course that things are great on the Eldridge Glacier!  They are enjoying nice weather and climbed Peak 8,100 yesterday.  They also had great classes on self-arrest and knots.
There are many unnamed peaks in the Alaska Range, their elevation is typically the only notation you'd find on a map.  Surrounding the Eldridge are numerous peaks around 8,000 feet high.  The surface of the glacier, where the team is camping, is around 5,000-5,500 feet above sea level, so these climbs are about 2,500-3,000 feet of elevation gain.  They are surrounded by beauty!
~blogger Julia

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