Saturday, May 17, 2008

They are on the glacier!

On Friday they flew out of Talkeetna towards the glacier and made it through "one shot pass" only to be told to turn around because the runway was fogged in.  They flew back and waited a few hours and at the last minute got the clearance to try again and made it.  They spent Friday night at Base Camp, and Saturday hiked to Camp 1.  They struggled, carrying about 150 pounds each.  Sunday they will carry about half their gear up to 9800 ft.  and then return to Camp 1.  It is about 6 miles round trip with a 3000 foot elevation gain.  The GAP team plans to take all their gear to 9800 ft.  The ORCA team will join them the next night.  Ben has a cold and is improving.  Andy tweaked his back on Friday, but did well today.    Danielle

1 comment:

Schubert said...

I forwarded this website to Paul Hanneman, a Pacific City resident, who said his nephew, Craig Hanneman, is also climbing now on the mountain. An accident killed one of his party last year on the mountain. He has also done Antartica and the Andese within the past 2 years.