May 24 West Buttress Team at Camp Two

Climber Dave Ge called in an update on the Mountain Trip May 24 Expedition, who descended to Denali Pass to pick up their cache. They then returned to camp and practiced their ice axe and crampon technique for the upper mountain. Some highlights from the team included quesadillas, spicy curry and getting 10-plus hours of sleep–and of course the beautiful views over the lower peaks of the Alaska Range as they climbed in ideal weather.

The team hopes to set a cache up around the infamous Windy Corner today, 5/31, at approximately 13,400′. This will enable them to move up to Camp Three at 14,200′, a crucial acclimatization stop on the route, where the team will stay for a few days.

Here’s Dave!


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