Bye Bye Hunter, Bye Bye Alaska Range. It was bitter sweet flying out of the Alaska range today for Talkeetna. I held back tears knowing I will not be back. The Alaska Range - the most rugged, awe inspiring mountains on our little planet. They are immense, so forbidding, that nothing lives within its inner sanctum of glaciers and granite except a few summer ravens scavenging for climbers crumbs. The beauty comes from learning how our planet works in slow motion…glaciers carvin
The team left a recent audio update from near Heartbreak Hill on The Kahiltna Glacier with their plans for the range. To listen in check the video below: Thank you again to all of the Hunter 2021 Sponsors: Granite Gear, Hilleberg, Midwest Mountaineering, Wintergreen, Spot LLC & Globalstar.
The team called in with their plans for their new objectives in the range. They're currently camped on the Kahiltna Glacier and plan to ski out today to explore a few different options. Listen in to the audio below for more details: Current location:
The team left an audio update (see below) with the details of their descent on Mt. Hunter. Currently back at the advanced base camp, Lonnie and Pascale had to call it quits after climbing nearly 2/3rds of the shoot when they encountered snow extremely prone to avalanche. Listen in to the call from the team below as they describe the conditions and their plans to enjoy the range with "some smaller projects to quench our thirst," as Dupre quoted on his audio:
It took Lonnie & Pascale 2.5 days to get to advanced base camp at around 7,200 feet. Today they plan on resting up to leave tonight for the col camp set at 9,500 ft. They plan to climb the snow shoot at night where it is less likely to avalanche. "So far the weather has been fantastic. It was cold the first night, but were able to keep warm tonight," said Pascale on their recent call into basecamp via their sat phone. Stay tuned for more news from the mountain soon. To see th