Our May 4th Denali team has flown to the glacier on a beautiful day!
Yesterday, a group of climbers from around the world met in Anchorage, Alaska to finish their preparations for an attempt on the West Buttress route of Denali, the tallest mountain in North America. Over the next two to three weeks, they will work together a team as they climb 13,000 vertical feet (3960 m) from their Base Camp towards the 20,310 foot (6193 m) summit.
Let’s meet the team!
Klaus Kaiser has joined us from Singapore
Gustav Deuss from California
Manish Kumar Deka from India
Erich Nell from Texas
They are joined by Mountain Trip guides:
Constantine Sevaris and Jason Denley
Today, they drove several hours north of Anchorage to the small town of Talkeetna, Alaska. They unloaded their equipment at the airstrip, weighed it all for their flight and attended a mandatory briefing by a Ranger from the National Park Service. Finally, with bluebird weather, they went wheels up and flew about 40 minutes to land on skis on the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier at an elevation of 7,200 feet (2195 m).
We encourage you to follow the team as they call in dispatches and share their experience through their words, in their voices.
Good luck to all the climbers!