Lead guide Scott Woolums says good morning from sunny 14,200′!
The May 30 Denali West Buttress team is resting at Camp 3 after caching extra food and supplies below High Camp. They are waiting on a team member to regain their strength and feel up to the steep push up to High Camp, which is the steepest and most strenuous of the Denali climb.
Scott says the weather looks perfect, with clear skies and little wind on the upper mountain. Conditions on Denali (especially above 14,000′) are quite the mixed bag, so pleasant weather is always a welcome surprise for teams.
The team hopes to head up to High Camp within the next couple of days.
Here’s Scott with the update: