Mountain Trip guide Brett Baekey called in for the May 13 Denali West Buttress Expedition, who are still unfortunately waiting on a weather window to fly into the Alaska Range in Talkeetna. Yesterday, they made it to the further reaches of the range’s glaciers when their pilot decided to turn around for safety reasons.
The team has passed time by practicing roped travel, sled and pack rigging, and other skills that will serve them on the lower glacier. It rained for the remainder of the day yesterday in Talkeetna. The team is hoping that their weather window will open up this evening.