June 15 Team – Rest Day at 14K

Mountain Trip lead guide, Josh Jespersen radioed in for the June 15 Denali team to let us know that their crew is safe and sound on a rest day at Camp 3 14,200 ft (4328 m). The downtime is well deserved for this “rapid expedition” that is already 3 days ahead of the typical West Buttress climb itinerary. Yesterday’s climb from Camp 2 11,200 ft (3413 m) is typically a long hard day of 3,200 ft of elevation gain of 2.5 miles that can take teams 5 to 7 hours to complete.

From 14 Camp teams are in preparation mode for the next section of the climb up the “Headwall” to the gear cache site on the 16,000 ft (4876 m) ridge! While in rest day mode the team will nap, snack, read, practice technical skills, or go for a walk around camp. Tune in tomorrow to hear about their next moves!


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