June 15 Denali Team – Moving up to 14,200′

Pearl called in a post that was unfortunately cut off by the limitations of trying to communicate via satellites that orbit to the south of Denali.

The team was preparing to pack up camp and move up and around Windy Corner in the early hours of the morning.  Warm temperatures of last week have caused our guides to rethink how they typically climb through this stretch and they have observed that it makes more sense to leave early in the morning and pass around Windy Corner just before the sun hits the upper part of the West Buttress, as this is the time of day when an area generating some amount of rocks to tumble down is most frozen and least susceptible to generating that sort of hazard.

Here is Pearl:


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