Kurt called with a dispatch at 11:00AM Pacific Time:
"Hello from the Kahiltna glacier! I am standing outside the cook tent after a delicious breakfast and there isn't a cloud in the sky! You probably want to know how I got here though, so here's what happened yesterday.
|Aili working with a member of the Indonesian Seven Summits team as they perform an equipment check. Photo: Kurt Hicks
After the meeting, we headed over the K2 Aviation to wait for our opportunity to fly in. Aili flew in first with all of our gear at around 3pm. Once at base camp, she got to unloading all of our equipment as Dan Otter and I loaded up with the team on another plane. Once we arrived, Aili jumped right back on the plane to fly out, as she will be meeting the rest of our climbing team in just a few days.
|21+ days worth of food for 8 climbers and 3 guides! Photo: Kurt Hicks
|The Indonesian Seven Summits Team and AAI Guides in Anchorage. Photo: Kurt Hicks
We are excited that Kurt, Dan, and the team are all on the glacier with beautiful weather. I can only imagine it looks something similar to a photo I snapped last year, which I will leave you Denali hopefuls with - to stoke your excitement!
|A typical base camp scene. Photo: Andrew Yasso