Paul Kitchin called in from Base Camp at 7,200′ on the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier. The team made a 12 hour descent through the night, capitalizing on colder, nighttime temperatures to avoid what has been a very hot July on the lower glacier.
The team battled a number of challenges during the expedition, and these guys know challenges. On behalf of the Mountain Trip Family, I was honored to help with the journey that these warriors have been undertaking. Tackling a mountain as tough and unforgiving as Denali is a monumental feat for anyone and even more so for veterans who have suffered disabilities as a result of their service. Strong work guys!!!
Here’s Paul Kitchin, signing off –