first nights camping
a blast. Snacks, BBQ and tea in a cozy sleeping bag. What you see below is our
first base camp at the bottom of a glacier in Valdez, Alaska. A huge storm rolled
in and after 2 nights of consistent snowfall we had to leave camp before it
got too dangerous.
Basich and David Benedek enjoy their first open air dinner.
after one of the scarier moments on the way back: Christoph Weber and Jake Price
undigging the sled.
camp was about 30km away from the next road and we had to rush back in sketchy
light conditions before our tracks were completely covered. We only missed our
tracks turn left for about 15 metres and that was enough for us to be lost and
for Christoph to fall down a cornice and into a river bed. Luckily the river
wasnt very deep and we could get him out in about 15 minutes of shoveling and
got back safely and after a few days the storm finally moved on to make room
for the sun. Weather forecasts were looking good for a little while and we decided
to stock up on food and supplies and move the camp to the 2nd base up on the
Well, what we started seeing from the distance came pretty clear when we rolled
up to our old camp site: Mikey´s tent was completely gone. Not even a
trace or a mark in the snow. Mikey had been making fun of us for staking in
our tent so we were rolling around on the floor when we realized what had happened.
We found parts of the tent in a gully a couple of 100 metres away but it wasnt
really usable anymore.
Tent that wasn´t there...- Nevertheless we packed up the garbage and moved
on to the new camp on the glacier.