May 14, 2019
I‘m excited to write the first IMG blog post for the season. IMG Senior guide and long time Denali veteran, Jason Edwards, went to Talkeetna ahead of our first team to make sure all was in order. Thanks, Jason. Team arrived with guides Ed Leas and Kevin Kayl on 12 May. Gear checks, packing, last sorting of food and then a briefing with the NPS took the better part of a day and a half. T’s crossed and I’s dotted, and the team was ready to fly. They did so this morning, exactly on schedule with our capable partners Talkeetna Air Taxi doing the flying. A nice cache was established at base camp, and the team is hopeful of reaching the southeast fork of the Kahiltna Glacier tonight.
More posts to follow as the team is able to check in either via the inReach system we use or via the satellite phone the team carries. No news is always good news, but we’ll post when the team has time to report.