May 18 Denali West Buttress Team at Camp One

Climber Colin called in an update on the May 18 West Buttress team, holding strong at Camp One. High winds and weather kept them from making the move up Ski Hill to Camp Two at 11,200′ Camp One can be a somewhat unpleasant place to be stuck in a storm, as Kahiltna Pass can act as a wind funnel of sorts for storms coming from the north. However, thankfully the trip is early in the season, as sometimes

The team hopes to be able to make the move to Camp Two tomorrow (May 24).

Here’s Colin!


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  1. So proud of you Colin! And it’s great to hear your voice 🙂 I’m sure even the extra day at Camp 1 was a productive one, knowing you 😉
    Maria <3

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