June 7 Team – Ready to Move High!

Lead Mountain Trip Guide Jesse Yon called in a report from Genet Basin, the big camp at 14,200′ on the West Buttress route of Denali. Unfortunately, his call was cut off and he wasn’t able to share much about the team’s day or their plans. Fear not – we’ll fill in the blanks!

The team took today to rest, eat and ready their kit for a planned push up to High Camp on the West Buttress. They are hoping to make the move up to 17,200 feet tomorrow, weather permitting. Everyone is doing well, feeling good and excited to climb up through what I consider the prettiest part of the route.

They will hike about 1200′ of moderately steep snow up out of their Camp 3. After a rest, they will once again ascend The Headwall, the steepest section of the entire route. Affixed with ropes along its length, they will clip into those ropes for security as they climb.

Here’s a very truncated report from Jesse!


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