June 19th Team on the Summit!

Rob called in from the top of Denali just minutes ago!   They battled the weather a bit today, but they are doing great and moving really well.   Congratulations Rob, Con, and Nick!   They’ll head back down to high camp in just a few minutes where they’ll spend the night and rest before beginning their long…

JUNE 19 TEAM: REST DAY AT 14 CAMP

Today was a beautiful, sunny day at 14 Camp and the team took advantage of the good weather to practice rope skills. They will use these skills tomorrow, as they ascend the “headwall” section of the climb to put in a cache of equipment and supplies at 16,400′. Rob sends out greetings to his loved…

JUNE 19 TEAM AT 14 CAMP!

Climber Steve Camkin called in the team report tonight. It sounds like the team enjoyed a restful day at 14 Camp today, taking in the stunning scenery. Situated in the beautiful Genet basin, 14 Camp offers incredible views of Mt. Foraker, Mt. Hunter, and the surrounding Alaska range. The plan is to rest tomorrow, then…

JUNE 19 TEAM MOVING TO 14 CAMP

Rob called in, expressing quite a bit of excitement at the prospect of the team moving higher, after a couple of unplanned weather days at the 11,200′ basin camp.  The skies have cleared over the mountain and the team is hoping to get an early start tomorrow. The route ascends the steepest terrain thus far,…