The team moved from Base Camp to Camp 1 yesterday. Due to the warm weather and conditions on the lower glacier, the team rested during the day a moved at night when the weather is cooler, which makes for much more comfortable conditions to move up the glacier. Believe it or not, it can be quite HOT on the glacier!


Here are a few more photos of the team preparing to launch in Talkeetna:

June 23 Team enjoying lunch in Talkeetna

June 23 Team enjoying lunch in Talkeetna

At the National Park Service office in Talkeetna

At the National Park Service office in Talkeetna

Climber orientation

Climber orientation

Weigh-in at Talkeetna Air Taxi

Skills training: rigging your sled. We use sleds to ferry gear from Base Camp all the way to 11,200′ Camp. Climbing Denali requires a significant amount of equipment and food, and by using sleds the team can split that volume and weight between their backpacks and their sleds.


The plan is to move a load of equipment and supplies to a cache site at approximately 10,200′ today.

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  1. Jayme Roberts

    YAY!! Way to go! Stay Cool! Love you Josh!!

  2. Dan

    Josh, I hope your hair freezes and falls out.

    But seriously, safe journey brothe


  3. Darcy

    So exciting to watch you and your crew, Josh!

  4. jason & jeanine

    Hope you are enjoying the adventure. Following your progress keeps us stoked.
    Can’t wait to hear all about it!

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