Both June 15 and June 18 Teams Turned on Summit Ridge

They gave it their best effort but the winds were just too strong on the summit ridge for the team to stand on the top. It sounds like the wind was just howling and combined with the freezing temperatures, the team made the decision to head back to High Camp. Great effort, team, climbing to over 20,000′ and good job making a difficult decision.

denali summit map

The route from just outside High Camp to the summit of Denali.

Here’s Fischer:

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  1. So glad to hear the team is safe and made the decision to be safe rather than risk injury – what a fantastic group. Best decision you could have made. Congratulations. Be safe and enjoy the downhill experience to warmer areas. See you soon. Carola!
    Carol and John from New York.

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