Winter Carpe: Traleika Glacier

On their way back down to Kantishna after the Carpe climb, Dupre and Marceau were informed by park staff that Denali National Park Service glaciologists are observing surging by the Traleika Glacier. A surge can cause a glacier to move over 1-meter a day, creating behind heavily crevassed areas. Now THAT explains why the duo witnessed so many signs of glacier activity during their travels - making for frayed nerves at the end of glacier travel days. Apparently this surge occurs on a 50-year cycle but the event was late, the last surge occurring over 60 years ago. Scientists are not sure why the delay, but are monitoring it attentively. Last time this occurred in 1956-1957, the Traleika tr

Winter Carpe: Rappel

Setting up to rappel through a sketchy ice fall section: 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: Traleika Crevasse

We crossed numerous crevasses on the Traleika glacier to and from Mount Carpe. Those days negotiating those black holes was more stressful then the climb itself.

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