Top of the mother!!

| June 8, 2009 | 5 Comments

I’ve been getting “SPOT” -we’re ok messages from andrew (posted below) and you can see how they have made it up to the top and are on their way down!   I also got a voice message from him last night – they were at the base of Foraker on the Sultana Ridge and were planning on pushing through this morning and skiing down today (monday).  

As always the weather has been very unpredictable.  I’ve been trying to figure out what the denali recreation forecast means, and then what it will mean for them on Foraker.   On Denali, a low pressure trough was suppose to come in this afternoon from the South, and then go to the North.   Hopefully, it stayed stable enough for them until they can get back to the top of Crosson. 

The progression is pretty cool to see – those guys climb fast!  They started on Saturday and went strong every day.    Looking forward to hearing that they’ve made it all the way down safe and sound, and then hearing about all of their adventures.   Way to go!!!! 

Polly

Time:06/05/2009 23:40:04 (America/Phoenix)
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=62.9896,-151.2332&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

Time:06/06/2009 18:30:25 (America/Phoenix)
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=63.0135,-151.2813&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

Time:06/07/2009 16:27:57 (America/Phoenix)
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=62.9893,-151.3345&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

*****SUMMIT*****Time:06/08/2009 11:15:57 (America/Phoenix)
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=62.9603,-151.3986&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

 Time:06/08/2009 14:28:55 (America/Phoenix)
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=62.9904,-151.3338&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

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Andrew McLean lives in Park City, Utah and is a gear designer, writer, photographer, ski mountaineer, climber, Mountain Unicycle rider and father of two very loud little girls.

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  1. Grant says:

    That’s great news! Way to go boys! Get home safe-

  2. Polly says:

    Not sure why the last two links don’t work (or they didn’t for me)
    So here they are again:

    Time:06/08/2009 11:15:57 (America/Phoenix)
    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=62.9603,-151.3986&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

    Time:06/08/2009 14:28:55 (America/Phoenix) http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=62.9904,-151.3338&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

  3. Tal says:

    Right on guys! Not sure when you’ll get this but I just wanted to send a congratulations and hello to your team from some folks in Tahoe. Good luck with the rest of the trip.

  4. eldofivenineplus says:

    Go Team Sultana!! And safe returns….
    Encountered problem in uploading the 2 latest GPS locations-

  5. jeremy jones says:

    What an amazing accomplishment! Can’t wait to see some pitures. Rip it Up. I will catch a wave for you in Mexico.

    Jeremy

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