Fly TAT 1 - Monday, July 02, 2012
Coming back from a glacier landing flight in the Alaska Range can often leave people speechless. Thanks to our pilot Tyler for this stunning picture from yesterday evening on the Ruth Glacier. It's easy to see how this is the highlight of any Alaska experience.
Can you imagine wanting to be anywhere else?
Fly TAT 1 - Wednesday, September 07, 2011
The tundra colors are amazing right now! It's wonderful to be able to see the dramatic scenery each season has to offer here at the base of the Alaska Range.
These beautiful pictures are courtesy of our very own Tyler Westhoff.
Fly TAT 1 - Sunday, August 07, 2011
Fly TAT 1 - Friday, July 29, 2011
Come one, come all! Just come dressed up as a TV character. Think Jersey
Shore, Gilligan's Island, Fat Albert, The Office, The Lone Ranger,
MASH, Charlies Angels, Fantasy Island, Starsky and Hutch... the list can
go on and on.
Fly TAT 1 - Tuesday, July 19, 2011
We work hard to keep things running smooth around here...
Fly TAT 1 - Thursday, July 07, 2011
Check out the cool motorcycle one of our customers drove up in from California. What will they think of next?
Fly with TAT - Saturday, July 02, 2011
Team Salamander spent 10 fun days on the Pika, flying out July 1, 2011. Weather was in-and-out sun, allowing a total of 5 climbing days. The trend was toward evening clearing, with two days of full sun. The moats are in but with rain and warming things are quickly melting. There is still a decent snow bridge to the Gargoyle Buttress. The start of the first pitch had some ice which we attacked with ice axes (though one could climb with rock shoes and creative route finding). An Anchorage team replaced the webbing on the first 9 anchors last week. The Middle Troll has widening moats as well, but there are still a couple of intact bridges. The first 200' are loose gravel and boulders, and are not safe for more than one party to be on at a time. Lost Marsupials approach was straightforward. Summit ridge with corniced, soft snow. AMS arete approach without major crevasses, though the glaciers on either side are bare to the dust layer and snow cover melting fast.
Fly TAT 1 - Saturday, July 02, 2011
We don't waste any time!
Fly TAT 1 - Thursday, June 23, 2011
Climbers put to work when the pilot needs a good place to land.
This morning over 30 climbers were waiting for a pick up. This clamor of climbers paced the runway to pack down the fresh snow.
In order for to pick climbers up on glacier the planes need an area that is at least 1200 feet long.
Stomp Stomp Stomp...
National Park Service ranger John Loomis coordinated the quick stomp so the planes could get in and land at Kahiltna Base Camp.
Fly TAT 1 - Sunday, June 19, 2011
Come fly with us!