West Rib: moved to Safe Camp at 9,300′

Con Severis reported a surprisingly easy move up the Northeast Fork of the Kahiltna to their advance camp.  They are now established at the best camp near the base of the entry couloir onto the West Rib.

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May 8 team: rest day at 14k

The weather sounded harsh up there today, and the May 8 team hunkered down in their fortified camp to wait out the weather and give another try at moving to high camp when the weather improves.

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May 22: at basecamp

Lead guide Caitlin Hague called from basecamp, where the team is settling into expedition living.  They were able to sneak in ahead of some forecasted snow and wind.  Their plan is to take a day tomorrow at basecamp to practice the skills needed to start glacier traveling in a responsible fashion, as well as rig…

UAE #1: Adam reports from camp 1

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May 12 team: Kevin lays down the law

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May 16 team: Alan

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This one got cut short, but the team still sounds like they are in great spirits!

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MEET THE MAY 22ND TEAM!

The days are growing longer in Alaska, which can mean only one thing… It is Denali Season!!! Yesterday a group of climbers from around the world met in Anchorage to begin an incredible journey. Each climber spent months preparing and training for climbing Denali, the “great one.”  The climbers began the day by having a…

UAE TEAM #2 HEADED TO THE GLACIER!

The second UAE group meet in Anchorage yesterday. They had a team meeting, picked up last minute supplies, and in general, rest and relaxed. Today the team is headed to Talkeetna to check in with the NPS and our air services provider. If the weather cooperates, the team will fly to the glacier this afternoon.

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