Listen here to lead guide Scott’s dispatch from the ridge 1000 feet below the summit of 10,617 ft Mt. Steller. This was the team that was originally headed for Mt. Drum, but multiple days of bad weather and wind kept them away from that peak so they changed course and headed south to Steller instead. Mt. Steller rises from the vast Bagley Icefield at the head of the Bering Glacier and is a beautiful and technical summit (more info). They haven’t had good weather even since arriving, but yesterday pushed their way up the first technical section to the high ridgeline. At least three members of the team are poised to head to the summit tomorrow early if the weather allows. Stay tuned!


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High camp on Mt. Drum in 2011…

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