Winter Carpe: Basecamp

The team made it back to basecamp where they were later picked up by Talkeetna Air Taxi. Stay tuned to the website and Facebook for more stunning imagery and stories from The Winter Carpe Expedition. Image in video by John Whittier Thank you again to our sponsors for their support in The Winter Carpe Expedition: Lead Sponsor - PrimaLoft Major Sponsors - Granite Gear and Voyageur Brewing Company Support Sponsors - Hilleberg the Tentmaker, SPOT, Globalstar, BlueWater Ropes, Midwest Mountaineering, Mountain Hardwear, and 40 Below.

Winter Carpe: Spring

The team made their long way back to Wonder Lake, where they were bypassed by a couple of dog teams along the way. Tomorrow Lonnie and Pascale will continue their journey back to Kantishna where they'll be picked up later by Talkeetna Air Taxi and should be back in Talkeetna by tomorrow evening, weather permitting. To listen to their full audio from their Globalstar sat phone call last night click below:

Winter Carpe: Company in the Range

The team enjoyed another beautiful day in The Alaska Range. They ran into four gals from the park service in the area dog mushing which was really exciting seeing that they haven't had any other human interaction in a couple of weeks. Listen to more in Pascale's call into basecamp last night:

Winter Carpe: 5500 ft

The team called in last night to report that they descended to 5500 ft. Pascale had a crevasse fall through just below her skis and managed to span it only by the very tip of her ski. Lonnie pulled her on the other end of the rope as she gave a good jump and she came out over it. They are still a good 4 day ski away from where they will be picked up by Talkeetna Air Taxi.To listen in to the full sat phone call in click the video below: See where the team is currently located via their Spot GPS: Latitude:63.23247 Longitude:-150.73151 GPS location Date/Time:03/19/2017 19:51:35 AKDT Message:All OK Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/gSV4-/63.23247N/150.73151W

Winter Carpe: The Descent

After suffering their big disappointment of not being able to reach Mt. Carpe's summit, Lonnie and Pascale woke up to a beautiful blue sky day. The focus, after many tears were shed, was then shifted to descending the mountain as safely as possible. The team has descended five camps and are now safely making their way back to Kantishna, where weather permitting, they will arrive in a few days. Listen in to their Globalstar satellite phone call into basecamp last night.

Winter Carpe: A Story to Tell

Lonnie and Pascale spent yesterday climbing to 9,500 feet toward Mt. Carpe's ridge-line, only to be thwarted 200 feet before the ridge by dangerous rock which wouldn't allow for solid footing or to place proper protection. This would be their fifth time to try to negotiate a safe route to Carpe's summit. With the remainder of the food, fuel, and supplies, the team will begin their long descent and ski back to Kantishna, where they were dropped off weeks ago. Listen in below to the full satellite phone call into basecamp below: To see the team's current camp visit the links below: Latitude:63.16528 Longitude:-150.82362 GPS location Date/Time:03/17/2017 20:47:04 AKDT Message:All OK Cl

Winter Carpe: 8,200 ft

Lonnie and Pascale have finally made it past the troubling rock band. Lonnie lead a long run out route of mixed rock and snow up to a solid anchor where they both climbed out of the slab rock. They're camped out now around a large crevasse field which they plan to navigate through today. The good weather is foretasted to hold and should give them another nice day to make their way upward, towards the summit. Listen to the full audio update from Pascale's sat phone call in below: Special thanks to Blue Water Ropes for keeping the team safe as they negotiate crevasse fields and steep pitches of rock and ice on Mt. Carpe.

Winter Carpe: Summit Prep

The team reassessed their food and fuel supplies and decided that with the good weather forecast, they would push on for a summit attempt. They’ll begin navigating their way through the rock band and an ice fall from their current camp at 7,200 ft today. Listen in to their audio update from last night below: Thank you again to our sponsors for their support in The Winter Carpe Expedition: Lead Sponsor - PrimaLoft Major Sponsors - Granite Gear and Voyageur Brewing Company Support Sponsors - Hilleberg the Tentmaker, SPOT LLC, Globalstar, BlueWater Ropes, Mountain Hardwear, Midwest Mountaineering, and 40 Below.

Winter Carpe: Negotiating the Route

Lonnie and Pascale tried to negotiate the route up Carpe in three different areas after running into dangerous slab rock that is in broken shale just beneath the snow. Today they will continue their search in a solid route to the summit of Carpe. The weather is cold, but with little wind which should allow for some decent travel conditions. Listen to more details below in their audio update from their Hilleberg hotel: Image above in video by Chris Worlow. See below the Spot GPS location of the team's camp (red pin) last night with Carpe's summit just to the left on the topo: Latitude:63.16045 Longitude:-150.80121 GPS location Date/Time:03/14/2017 17:05:36 AKDT Message:All OK Click the

Winter Carpe: Topo Update

The team sent a Spot message and location update yesterday evening where they planned to camp for the night. Set at about 7,600 ft Lonnie and Pascale will prep for the summit in the next day or so. We'll keep you updated from basecamp as soon as we hear more from the mountain. Latitude:63.16378 Longitude:-150.80649 GPS location Date/Time:03/13/2017 20:01:05 AKDT Message:All OK Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/gGarz/63.16378N/150.80649W If the above link does not work, try this link: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=63.16378,-150.80649&ll=63.16378,-150.80649&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1 Ready for Adventure FindMeSPOT.com

Winter Carpe: 7,200 Ft

The team began their ascent up Mt. Carpe yesterday and ended up at 7,200 feet for the evening. Though they spent yesterday maneuvering large crevasses, Lonnie and Pascale reported that the route ahead looks very promising. Tomorrow they'll be pulling the sleds up as high as they can in preparation for a push for the summit in the coming days. Listen in to their call in to basecamp last night: Image in video by Chris Worlow Spot location of last night's camp: Winter Carpe Latitude:63.15854 Longitude:-150.79778 GPS location Date/Time:03/12/2017 19:30:30 AKDT Message:All OK Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/gEcg2/63.15854N/150.79778W If the above link does

Winter Carpe: The Clearing

The team enjoyed warmer temps after the snow began to clear up in the range yesterday. They now can see that basecamp is only about an hour away. There, they will then switch from pulling sleds to carrying their load in their Granite Gear packs. Listen in below to their Globalstar sat phone call into basecamp last night:

Winter Carpe: Rest Day

Due to the decrease in visibility from snowfall, the team took a rest day to do an inventory of food and fuel. Supplied and ready to go, they will continue their way up the glacier today towards their basecamp on Mount Carpe. Listen in to their Globalstar satellite phone call in from their 'Hilleberg Hotel' yesterday evening:

Winter Carpe: Spot Location

The team sent in their last location via Spot device with an 'all okay' message. Check out their camp last evening at: Winter Carpe Latitude:63.21524 Longitude:-150.72493 GPS location Date/Time:03/09/2017 17:53:36 AKST Message: All OK Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/g91hy/63.21524N/150.72493W If the above link does not work, try this link: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=63.21524,-150.72493&ll=63.21524,-150.72493&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1 Winter Carpe Ready for Adventure FindMeSPOT.com

Winter Carpe: Tracks

Pascale called in yesterday reporting warmer weather and several animal tracks the team followed up nearly to the pass. They're now camped out about 1 1/4 mile from the pass. Listen in below to their Globalstar sat phone call into basecamp: ScheduleSchedule

Winter Carpe: 45 Below

The team is in high spirits despite the freezing temperatures at 45 below. Lonnie and Pascale are about two days away from the pass if they continue moving at their steady pace. Listen in below to their Globalstar sat phone call into basecamp last night: Photo above of Google Earth's image of Carpe's summit, the teams objective for this expedition. Spot GPS location of last nights camp: Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/g4hxs/63.29956N/150.77115W If the above link does not work, try this link: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=63.29956,-150.77115&ll=63.29956,-150.77115&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1 A special thanks to Winter Carpe’s main sponsor Primaloft.

Winter Carpe: Cache Creek

The team climbed over Turtle Hill and arrived to their camp yesterday evening just shy of Cache Creek. They had blue-bird sky and no wind, a beautiful day in the range... just cold enough to shatter a coffee mug. Listen in to Pascale's Globalstar sat phone call into basecamp below:

Winter Carpe: Turtle Hill

The duo called in last night after their arrival just north of Turtle Hill. They had an interesting day after crossing the McKinley river and are about 15 miles from their objective. Listen in below to their Globalstar sat phone call in yesterday evening:

Winter Carpe: Wonder Lake

The team made it to Wonder Lake yesterday evening after 8 hours of pulling 100lb sleds through deep snow. Listen to the full report on their Globalstar satellite phone call in before hitting the sack: Image: The drop off by Paul Roderick from Talkeetna Air Taxi Click the link below to see where the team was camped out yesterday evening: http://fms.ws/f-_jb/63.45736N/150.86649W If the above link does not work, try this link: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=63.45736,-150.86649&ll=63.45736,-150.86649&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

Winter Carpe: Dupre Sets Off on Duo Climb

Dupre and Marceau have flown into Kantishna yesterday. Paul Roderick from Talkeetna Air Taxi said it was a beautiful and clear day for flying in The Alaska Range. Listen below as the team called in from their Globalstar sat phone: The pair will immediately begin their travel towards the Muldrow glacier, having to cross the large McKinley river. They will be pulling sleds until they reach the base of Mt. Carpe. Interview with Paul Roderick:

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