May 22nd West Buttress Denali Expedition – Rest Day at High Camp

The May 22nd West Buttress Denali Expedition is preparing themselves for a summit attempt by resting and acclimatizing at High Camp. 

Listen all about it here: Audio Recording

They got to practice their “summit drills”, in which climbers practice putting on their goggles, facemask, and heavy mitts without taking their gloves off. This is an essential skill for preventing frostbite on summit day, when temperatures can often hover just below zero degrees Fahrenheit!

The team also bought snow walls to fortify their camp from strong winds. We hope that the weather looks good in a day or two for them to make their attempt at the summit!

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  1. Happy birthday Eva’tje!!!!
    Hang on there!!!
    Thinking of you!!!
    Take care! Almost there!!!
    You can do it!!!
    When you back, a big hug is waiting for you!!!
    Kisses, Eva xxx

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