2016 Denali – More Pics From 14,200′

Our Lead Guide Sebastian Grau sent us some more pictures from yesterday afternoon, when the winds at 14,200′ camp abated somewhat, allowing the team to spend some time reviewing skills that they will need to use on the upper mountain.  They also took advantage of not having ice blown into their eyes to reinforce the walls protecting their camp.

In the images below, you can see the difference between a gust of wind and a light wind!

denali tents 14K gusty 14k tent walls fixing

The team hiked out of camp a bit to review how to use ascenders (fancy rope clamps) to secure themselves to lines fixed in the snow.  They will use this technique to protect the steep headwall section of route, immediately above the 14,200′ camp.

fixed line review May 18 team practicing 14K with foraker May 6 2016 climbers May 6 team skills practice

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5 Comments
  1. Susan

    Hang in there Jim Becker…. Great job!!

  2. Victoria Nack

    Triple AWESOMENESS!!!!! Love learning about these strategies! Seba and Team, you’re PHENOMENAL and thank you for another update…
    V

  3. Wow!! Blown away by this. Just can’t imagine! barb

  4. Cyndi Schmoller

    You’re all truly AMAZING!!! GODSPEED Debbie Posewitz and the rest of the May 14th Climb Team. You’re definitely the ‘talk’ at Sargento 😉
    Cinnaminion

  5. Sarah

    Looks like a nice “snow fort” Debbie! 🙂 Enjoy!!

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