June 23 Team – Life in the Snow Globe

Mountain Trip apprentice guide, Steven Burns called in an update for the June 23 team to let us know they are still enjoying life in the snow globe up at Camp 3 14,200 ft (4328 m). Reaching Camp 3 or “14 Camp” is a milestone on the West Buttress route and gives climb teams the sense of really “being on the mountain”. This camp is situated in the expansive Genet Basin named for Ray Gennet who became one of Denali’s first guides after participating in the first winter ascent of Denali in 1967. When the weather clears the team will be looking to move up the fixed lines on the Headwall to cache gear on the 16,000 ft ridge and then move on to Camp 4 17,200 ft (5242 m). Good luck, crew!


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  1. So great to get an update Steve. Wonderful that despite the weather you are in good spirits. Hopefully there will be a break in the weather very soon so you can all move on. Thinking so much of you all.

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