Monday, September 12, 2016

AMS 12 Day Mountaineering Course, Hoeschen 9/1

UPDATE from the field:

AMS guides Josh Hoeschen and Chelsea Bomba checked in this morning from the Alaska Range that is currently gathering 3 plus feet of snow in the last 24hrs while Talkeetna is soaking in the rain. Today is the course fly-out day, but as occasionally happens the weather is not allowing planes to safely fly. Everyone is doing great and weather days such as these are part of mountaineering and allow for some important skills to be learned. The team did get some good days to snow climb around Kahiltna basecamp. More photos to come. Everyone is staying warm, fed, and are hopeful to fly out tomorrow weather permitting. We work closely with the amazing glacier pilots to bring everyone home.
AMS 2016  photo of camp life in the snow kitchen tent. 

Webcams such as this one help get a visual for flyable days.

AMS photo of Kahiltna air strip with low clouds. The AMS team and the air taxi are working closely together to communicate weather patterns for both Talkeetna and Kahiltna glacier. 

AMS archive photo of "radio tower" climb that this mountaineering course accomplished on their course. 

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