May 16 Denali Team – SUMMIT!!!!

The entire May 16 team is on the summit of Denali!!!  They had a great day and reached the top of North America!!!

Congratulations to Ray, Tashi, Nungshi, Jason, Caroline, Rob, Alan, Brian and Yoshiko!

Here is the call from the summit:

recording

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Upper West Rib Team – at 11,200′

The Upper Rib Team made short work of their back carry day today, skiing (while roped) down to their cache site, where they had left some supplies the day before.  The team is traveling on skis, which is one potential benefit of a small, private team like this one; however, the National Park Service does…

MAY 26 TEAM CACHING AT 13,500 FT

The May 26th Team is on the move today, ferrying a load of equipment and supplies from Camp 2 at 11,200 ft to a cache at 13,500 ft. They have been making good time up the glacier! Yesterday they “back carried” which means they brought a load of equipment and supplies from their cache at…

UAE Team #2 – Camped at 11,200′

The UAE #2 team is spending the day at 11,200′.  They cached at 13,500′ (4115) yesterday, but today, some of the team are considering if they want to continue upward or not.  They have some tough decisions to make, and are taking today to sort things out.

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West Rib Team – Moving up to 11,200′

The West Rib team is moving up the Kahiltna Glacier to the basin camp at 11,200′.  They are making good time and doing their best to move up during the current good weather.

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UAE GROUP #1 TO THE SUMMIT

We’ve received word that UAE Group #1 has departed High Camp and is heading to the summit! It’s a beautiful, calm day….perfect for a summit bid. Best of luck to the team!

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MAY 16TH TEAM TO THE SUMMIT!

Yoshiko called this morning to report that the May 16th Team is headed to the summit! The team worked through cold and windy conditions yesterday to move from 14 Camp to High Camp at 17,200, but they still made good time—about 7 hours.They arrived at High Camp in the late afternoon, set up camp, and…