Patience paid off! The team was busy with classes all day. I think students might actually have PHDs in rescue systems thanks to Josh Hoeschen:
But at last they got the call from Talketna Air Taxi. At 4pm the rain and fog had lifted from the mountains and the 12-day mountaineering course was placed by ski plane onto the Pika Glacier where they plan on climbing and exploring for the next 9 days.
We'll keep you posted if we hear from the team. Remember no news is good news.