June 20, 2009
Today – Justin Merle and crew head up the DC on a 3-day climb… They’ll pass IMG Guide Jason Tanguay and his team on their way down after summitting on a sunset climb yesterday…pretty cool!
Also today our next Kautz and Liberty Ridge teams will meet here at HQ for gear check, orientation and some training. Andy Polloczek will be leading the Kautz team while Jeff Ward will take care of the Lib Ridge climbers. Busy day!
Oh and we’ll have an Emmons climb going up on Monday too so we’ll have the mountian pretty much coverd this week!
***Our first Kautz Climb of the season walked off the mountain yesterday with a summit! A few pitches of ice made summit day fun for all! Nice work to guides Brian Warren, Eric Gullickson, John Colver and Eric Remza and their team! The weather cooperated until their last day…snow, freezing rain and rain made for some wet, cold but happy climbers!
I’ll be joining the Kautz team on the mountain so I’ll bring back some details and some photos… more on this late next week…