Denali May 19 Team – Coming Down From the Summit

Lead guide Adam Smith called in from the basin camp at 14,200′.  The team successfully reached the top of Denali yesterday and descended to 14,200′ in advance of changing weather.  They are waiting at this elevation for a heavy snow storm to abate, before continuing their descent back to base camp, a full 7,000′ below them.

When the weather clears, they should make relatively quick time of heading down, but it could still take them a full day or more, so while they have succeeded in their goal of standing on the summit of Denali, they still have quite a bit of work ahead of them.


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