Thursday, June 5, 2014

ALL AMS Updates: Denali, Foraker, Denali Prep and 12 Day Mt. Course

Quick update on all the AMS teams in the Alaska Range.  All reports say that everyone is well!


AMS DENALI TEAMS

AMS Guide / Managing Member Colby Coombs called in from 14,200' yesterday evening.  They rested at 14,200 yesterday and are planning to move to high camp at 17,200' today.

The 5/26: lead by AMS guide Forest Wagner (custom West Buttress) plan to move to 17,200' high camp today as well. Yesterday they carried higher.

The 5/23 lead by AMS guide Nate Opp team will either rest today or move to high camp.  Yesterday they carried gear, food and fuel up the fixed lines.
The "16 Ridge"  Teams moving to high camp today will travel over this beautiful ridge

Previous AMs team approaching the Wahburns Thumb feature of the 16 ridge

The 5/25: lead by AMS guide AG-Japan/Alex Stroud,  back carried to the windy corner area yesterday to pick up their cached gear and food; today they plan to either rest at 14,200' or carry up the fixed lines.

5/25: lead by AMS guide Dustin English (custom traverse team), will carry and cache at the top of the fixed lines to 16,400 or so today.


5/26: lead by AMS guide Larry Holmgren will also carry and cache at the top of the fixed lines to 16,400 or so today.
Previous AMS team carrying up the fixed lines, 14,200' basin camp below. The weather is similar to this today! They are getting awesome views.
6/2: lead by AMS guide Nick D'Allessio was at 8,700', camp 1 yesterday and will carry higher today.

6/3: Team Norway lead by AMS guide Beth Cleary was at 8,700', camp 1 yesterday and will carry higher today.

View of the main flow of the Kahiltna Glacier and Alaska Range that the June 2 and June 3rd teams will have today on their carry.

Foraker Team, lead by Melis Coady was at the base of Crosson last night and are expecting to fly  back to Talkeetna today!

The Denali Prep/ Kahilnta Dome Course lead by AMS Guide and Instructor Kirby Senden is also at 7,800' camp.  They are jumping right in with their glacier training and traveling skills...

MT12 Course lead by AMS Guide and Instructor Mike Janes are learning glacier travel and crevasse rescue skills in the Pika Glacier area of the Alaska Range and are doing well!


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