Mountain Trip climber Shaun Scott called in an update from 14-Camp, where the team is waiting for the winds to die down up high before moving up to High Camp and eventually, the summit of Denali.
He noted that the winds were so strong up high, that those camped at 14,200′ could hear the winds raging against rock and ice higher above them. The team will wait for a weather window to move up to High Camp, and after that, the summit of Denali at 20,320′.
To keep up with the weather forecast for 14-Camp and the rest of the Alaska Range, click here. It appears as if winds are abating, but the low pressure, snow and cold temperatures appear to be here to stay–at least for a few more days. Think warm thoughts for the team!
Here’s the audio update from Shaun, which unfortunately is cut short: