May 31, 2011
Guide Sheldon Kerr called at 12:30pm AKDT in transit to Anchorage. The entire team is off the mountain safely and on their way back home.
Bush pilot Paul Claus flew into the landing site on the Klutlan Glacier and picked the team up at 8am this morning. They were transported to the state air strip at Chitina and then after sorting gear started the 4½ hour drive back to Anchorage. First stop on the way was the shower facility at Kenny Lake and then on to Glennallen for some Thai food. Arrangements for each of the team members are being made currently for lodging in Anchorage tonight or immediate flights back home this evening as flights are available. If you have not yet heard from your family/loved one you can expect a call from them shortly.
My congratulations to the entire team for one of the most efficient ascents of Mt. Bona in some time. Well done!