Frequently Asked Questions

How Long do we Stay on the Summit?
On the summit, we work week long shifts year round. Usually we will work from Wednesday to Wednesday. We drive ourselves up in the summer in a big van and take a snowcat in the winter time.
How do we get Supplies up and what type of food do we have?
Supplies are brought up with us on Wednesday during shift change. We will bring up perishable goods like fruits, vegetables, and dairy. Meats and non-perishables are brought up in bulk orders so we strive to have at least a months worth of food on the summit at any given time. Trash and other waste are brought down with the down going shift so everything is packed out.
How do we get Up and Down in the Winter?
During the winter, we will still go up and down in our snowcat. The trip can take as little as 45 minutes or as long as 6 hours depending on the amount of snow that needs to be plowed. The road can get buried in as much as 30 feet of snow in favored drifting locations.

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