Congratulations to the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge Team!!! The summit was reached by some of the team yesterday!!!
We heard from our Alaska Mountaineering School liaison, Caitlin, last night. She reports that after a successful climb, the team was back at camp and had climbed into their sleeping bags after eating. We are sure they had a good nights sleep after the huge efforts everyone made today.
Caitlin says the weather was clear and cold when they started their climb in the still very dark early morning hours. Part of the team went across a very long traverse, where the conditions consisted of a challenging mix of rocks, hard-packed snow and ice. Navigating some of that in the dark had to be incredibly difficult!!
We’ll keep you posted on the progress of the team as they return to base camp.