MAY 31ST TEAM AT HIGH CAMP

It sounds like it’s been cold and windy up at High Camp. The team spent the day rebuilding and reinforcing the snow walls that surround their camp. Eugene reports that the wind really picked up during the night. The team is in a holding pattern, waiting for an opportunity to continue the ascent. Fingers crossed…

May 31 Team – Moved to High Camp!

Terry Kelleher called in after “one of the best days we’ve ever seen on Denali!” The team moved great and climbed up out of the 14,200′ camp, ascending moderate snow slopes to the base of a steep slope known as The Headwall.  This 200m section of route is affixed with ropes for it’s height, which…

MAY 31 TEAM REST DAY AT 14 CAMP

The team woke to very cold temperatures and windy weather, and they decided to take a rest day at 14 Camp. Rest days are important for team members to remain rested, hydrated and ready for the challenges of the upper mountain. It sounds like the team is eating well and enjoying the social atmosphere of…

May 31 Team Fubar at 14,000′ Camp

Today the team will practice the skills they need to keep moving uphill.   The next part of the route includes steep fixed lines and running protection. The fixed lines climb a section of the west buttress just below the ridge that leads to high camp. Once Team Fubar climbs the fixed lines, they will continue…

May 31 Team settling into Camp 3

Team FUBAR sounds to be having a great time still, and they spent the day picking up the cache they’d left down by windy corner several days earlier.  They are all settled in now and will spend a few nights at this new camp to acclimatize before pushing up higher on the mountain.   They hope…