Our May 31st West Buttress team is largely the genesis of the climbing club of the Wharton School of Business. We organized a custom date for a group of climbers so that they could join an expedition that best fit their time constraints. Seven of the climbers on this team are graduates of Wharton and are climbing a big, cold mountain before embarking on their next adventures in the world of business.
The team will attempt the classic West Buttress route up Denali. This is a challenging endeavor up the tallest peak in North America. The team will fly to the glacier at an elevation of 7,200′ and make their way up another 13,000′ to the summit over the course of two to three weeks.
Let’s meet the team:
Michael Burmeister (lead guide)
Jared Vilhauer (guide)
Sean McManamy (guide)