May 24 Ski Team Skies Rescue Gully

The team is really making the best of having skis up on Denali! They climbed up the Rescue Gully, one of those couloirs or chutes I was describing, to High Camp at 17,200′ (5242m) and then skied 3,000′ (914m) back down to Camp 3 at 14,200′ (4328m). Sounds like a lot of fun, and I bet a lot of teams on snowshoes in Camp 3 are green with envy! What a treat. It is most likely in June to find good ski conditions on Denali. At Camp 3, earlier in the season (or anytime) it can be all blue ice and not skiable. It sounds like the team has found ideal conditions. They did not report plan for today, but we will find out when they call in this evening.


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