Saturday, June 19, 2010

Progress to date

Hey folks.  Kurt here, Mike's climbing buddy from Aconcagua 110.  Judging by the SPOT location data, here's how the climb is going to far:
  • Flew onto the mountain on Sunday, June 13 and established Base Camp at 7,136 ft. on the southest fork of the Kahiltna Glacier.
  • Training at BC on Monday, June 14.
  • Headed down to and up the Kahiltna Glacier on Tuesday, June 15 and made Camp 1 at 7,220 ft. about 11:49 AM (if I got the timezones correct)
  • Moved from Camp 1 to Camp 2 at 7,728 ft. on Wednesday, June 16 and made camp at about 9:42 AM
  • Climbed up to place a cache at 7,735 ft. on Thursday, June 17 and were back down at Camp 2 at 12:25 PM
  • Yesterday, Friday, June 18, moved from Camp 2 to Camp 3 (9,222 ft.) arriving about 10:14 AM.
  • Today, it looks like they are on the move up to either 10,000 ft. or prehaps pressing on to 11,500 ft.
Keep in mind these are just my guesses based on the data.  I would venture that they are getting some weather down there on the Kahiltna, which sounds consistant with the Alpine Ascents cybercasts.  Mike is on Team 9.

Kurt out

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