Saturday, July 2, 2016

July 2 AMS Alaska Range Update

6/25: MultiSport: Mountaineering Packrafting Course led by instructors Todd Tumolo and Michael Hutchins is doing well and feeling strong.  They have been learning and climbing in Little Switzerland for the past 6 days and are getting ready to begin their traverse out of the Alaska Range Glaciated terrain and into the tundra and brush to reach the Tokositna River. Big Adventure is yet to come.

Rope management (stock photo)

6/28 Custom Denali West Butrress: Mission Marin led by Josh Hoeschen and Simon Fretz-Albrech are movign from 14,200' to 17,200' camp today, thing are moving along smoothly for them as they make their way upwards, this super acclimatized team will be ready to make their move upwards quickly! We look forward to hearing more from them and letting you know.  The weather is good for them up there today.

Photo of climbers on 16 Ridge, photo by Tom Torkelson

7/2 Custom Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue course led by instructors Pete Tapley and Becca Erdman is happening now on the Matanuska Glacier, they are enjoying a great day on the ice.

Student in crevasse photo by Dustin Eroh

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