After snow showers yesterday, Team Vamos/Alp 4 woke to beautiful blue skies, carried up to 13,5 and returned in great spirits

Hello all, this is Dennis calling in for Alp 4 or Team Vamos. We had a great day today.

After the snow showers yesterday and last night, we woke up to a beautiful sunny sky and packed up our bags and our sleds and headed up for our cache carry to 13,5. The conditions were great travelling today and we made good time up to 13,5 and dropped our cache. On the way down, we made good time as well and got back here roundtrip in seven and a half hours.

The team’s in very good spirits right now and everyone’s feeling really strong.

Our plan tomorrow is to wake up early and check the weather. If it’s looking good we plan to pack up camp and move up to 14 Camp. If the weather is a little windy, we might have a rest day here and relax with the plan to move up the next day.

That’s all for now, thanks for listening, cheers.

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • Gear Selection: How & Where to Focus for a Lighter Load

    “How do I lighten my pack weight but still bring enough gear?” This is a very common, very important question. Here, I break down some key tips for dropping your pack weight. Get Rid of Some Niceties Perhaps the truest axiom when talking pack weights is that if you bring less, your pack will weigh […]

  • Mount Rainier: Not Your Average Fourteener

    In good company with approximately 20 other 14,000-foot-plus peaks in the lower-48 states, Mount Rainier is often misunderstood and underestimated. Whether you’ve climbed extensively or are new to climbing, you know that properly sizing up a climbing objective is the first key step to seeing a good time in the mountains. In this brief article, […]

  • Ice Axes: Selecting a Size & Style

    An ice axe is a critical piece of mountain equipment. Not only does it need to be suited for the terrain you will be encountering on a given peak, but it also needs to be sized correctly. As with most gear, the array of choices can be overwhelming, so we are going to break down […]

Partners & Accreditations

Alpine Ascents International is an authorized mountain guide service of Denali National Park and Preserve and Mount Rainier National Park.
© Copyright 2019 All Rights Reserved. Alpine Ascents International