May 11 West Buttress Team – Cached at 13,500′ and ready to move to Camp Three

Climber Markus Allesch called in from the May 11 Denali West Buttress team, who have officially spent a week in the Alaska Range endeavoring towards the highest point in North America. The team had a weather window yesterday and were able to cache around Windy Corner and descend back to Camp Two at 11,200′. The cache and hike back down to camp took the team about seven hours, and they enjoyed some clear weather for climbing. They were pleasantly surprised, as the weather turned out much better than the forecast, but the snow had moved back in at the time of the call.

Today (May 19) the team intends to move camp up to 14,200′ – Camp Three, if they can.

Here’s Markus!

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  1. Sophie, Markus, Matthias and the rest of the team: thanks for another great update. And congrats to Sophie for winning the “weight to load ratio” contest 🙂 Sounds all very good! I keep my fingers crossed, for more good weather! Best wishes to the whole team from beautiful Lake of Constance!

  2. did you say ENCHILADAS?? can you guys feed me too? =) Greetings from sunny Berlin and wishing you all the best for a great day to the next camp!

  3. Greetings from Kentucky!! So happy the weather is cooperating and your making great strides in your journey…
    I see God all over your climb and his protection and love through it.., praying for all of you.

  4. Enchiladas mixed with high altitude! Hopefully you’re friendly with your tentmates because I can imagine it would get a little smelly in there..

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