March 12, 2014

Cordova start SEA2TOP

2014-03-01_usa_alaska_cordova_expedition-family-climbing-low.JPGFamily expedition up the ski hill incl. camping up there

2014-03-01_usa_alaska_cordova_expedition-family-tent-sun-set-low.JPGcamping after climbing the ski hill

Alegra crashed her teeth jumping from the stairs and needed to go to Anchorage to see a dentist. It was 8 hours to get to Dr. Engibous, who was just great! Alegra will be fine soon and the only risk at the moment is an infection.

2014-03-07_usa_alaska_sea-to-denali_dario-cycling-portage-lake.JPGDario cycling on Portage Lake; pic by

Mount Denali (Mount McKinley) is the TOP of North America. At the moment there is Sabine Schwoerer, Martin Schuster, Odin Miller, Dana Smyke, Peter Locher and Dario Schwoerer in the team to hopefully cycle, ski, climb and clean up from Sea to the TOP.

Last year we sailed with our expedition sailboat Pachamama to Whittier and hiked over Portage Pass, where we stopped, because infront of us was the Portage lake and on the side the crevassed Portage Glacier and on the other side steep cliffs.
Last week the lake was frozen and we were able to do the leg between the point we stopped and Anchorage cycling. It was cold, but beautiful weather. Thanks to family Ted and Ginny Moore and family Rayna Swanson & David Wigglesworth we had a place to stay.

For the leg from Anchorage to Talkeetna (approx. 300 km+) we just got a report from Martin, who joins us on Denali:
The snow conditions near petersville/talkeetna are sparse but there is snow on the ground. Further North in the Denali area there is NO snow. It is weird... I was looking at the bike path from Anchorage to Wasilla and it has now but is well packed and looks good. It has been very warm in Anchorage and I think that the Girdwood to Anchorage bike path would be fine as well for walking/skiing and probably biking too.

More pics here.

Posted by dario at 1:01 AM