Cordova is a laid-back town. Still, from there, you can glimpse the Chugach Mountains in the distance. I was actually supposed to be flown today by Point North Heli Adventures (PNH) by helicopter to the base camp. From there, the tour in the interior of the Chugach area was to start originally. Huge amounts of fresh snow and the storm a few days ago, however, make that impossible. So instead I use the morning to run the area trails. Main thing is to get a little activity after the long flight.
On the next day, I meet with the PNH guides, and we consult on how we should proceed in the next few days. We are quickly in agreement. Further details we can discuss then on a ski tour together around Cordova. After some awesome descents in firn snow and my first summit in Alaska, we head back satisfied after a long day. The start is looking good.