Saturday, June 23, 2012

AMS HQ and Denali Updates

It is another glorious summer day here in Talkeetna!  We are having another fun and busy day with our teams coming and going. 

ON DENALI:

Mike Hamill's 6/11 Team is traveling to base camp tonight, we plan on seeing them in Talkeetna tomorrow morning.  They will be visiting with Melis Coady's 6/18 Team at their 11,000' camp to say hello and have a snack on their descent. The word from the mountain is that the night travel on the lower mountain is very good.


GOING INTO THE ALASKA RANGE:


We had a group flying into the Pika Glacier, for a three day custom climbing expedition.  AMS Guide Dusty Eroh reviewed some skills before heading to the Talkeetna airport for an early afternoon flight.



Karen, Guide Dusty Eroh and Dave

RETURNING TO TALKEETNA:

We worked with several custom groups this week who are using experiences in the wilderness as a helpful step towards healing. These teams had their own professionals with their courses along with the AMS guides.

Today the custom Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge (CWVC) Rafting/Pack Raft and Mountaineering Course returned to Talkeetna.  It was a great time for all involoved.  AMS guides Tim HewetteAndrew "Tag" Tagalakas, Sean Fallon (river section), and Greg RunyanJohn Sykes and Dustin Horton (mountaineering section) worked hard to ensure that they all had a rewarding experience. Well done everyone. Here at AMS we are so honored to work with this fine group!


CWVC Pack Rafting on the Susitna River


CWVC traveling on the Glacier of the North Fork of the Coffee Glacier




Post trip clean up with the CWVC and their drying gear at the AMS HQ

Our custom Breathe In The Light Wilderness Hike returned to Talkeetna today as well.  The ladies were all smiling and happy as the unloaded gear.  They spent seven days of wonderful summer weather with guides Kirsten Kremer and Betsy Young in Denali State Park.  This is such a special group of people, we feel lucky to be part of their journey!

The women's team and their drying tents with some snazzy AMS caps!




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