May 20, 2013
The Mt. Bona team met in Anchorage this Saturday afternoon for the start of their program. All the team members’ baggage finally arrived in time for them to depart early Sunday morning on the 4 ½ hour drive to Chitina for pickup by bush pilot Paul Claus.
Unfortunately, cloudy weather prohibited them from being flown onto the Klutlan Glacier at the base of Mt. Bona. Instead, they were delivered to the Claus family facility at an inholding in Wrangell/St Elias National Park on the Chitina River. They spent the night as guests there and hopefully were flown onto the mountain early this morning. Guide Sheldon Kerr will call in by satellite phone tonight with an update. We wish them good success!