June 15 West Buttress Ski Team at 14-Camp, with snow on the way!

Lead guide Aaron Diamond called in an update on the Denali Ski Team, who had the chance to make their move up to Camp Three at over 14,000′! This is a milestone for teams on the route. They will spend a few days based here to make sure to maximize their acclimatization for the upper mountain ahead. Tomorrow the team plans to back-carry tomorrow, which is much more fun for the ski team than for other teams on snowshoes: They’ll ski down a mellow pitch from camp, a little over 1,000′ of vertical, with stunning views out over the Alaska Range to their cache. It sounds like a bit of snow was coming in when the team settled down after setting up camp, which means they might enjoy a bit of powder skiing on their way down to their cache.

It should be a nice active rest day for the team with potential for great skiing.

Here’s Aaron!


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  1. Upwards and Onwards! Sounds good!
    Take care, be safe and enjoy this adventure of a lifetime!
    How’s the Austrian guy doing?
    LOVE Andrea, Sam, Antonia & Kibo

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