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, Mid
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:
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:
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
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.