Private Alaska Range Alpine Mountaineering Course (May 17 - 31, 2009) Finishes with some Technical Ice
Guide: Kurt Hicks
Climbers: Mike and Ryan Guffy
Dispatch: May 29, 2009
Friday, May 29th, 2009: 6:39 pm
"Hey everybody This is Kurt calling from overcast Talkeetna. Mike, Ryan, and I have returned to our base after a couple of days of ice climbing on the Matanuska Glacier and some rock climbing today on a nearby crag. It was all good climbing and a great way to finish off this trip. The steep ice climbing and the rock thoroughly rounded out the trip.
We had a phenomenal time. Of course it was a great experience for the three of us to succeed on the Japanese Couloir of Mt. Barille. Now we’re going to hang up our boots and go into town and get some food. We're looking forward to enjoying some great climbing adventures in the future."