June 7 Team Rest Day at High Camp

The June 7 Team is tucked away at High Camp, resting and hydrating and relaxing before the final push to the summit. Stephane reports that it’s been fairly windy at High Camp, but the team is protected behind snow walls that surround their camp. Fingers crossed for calm, clear weather in the coming days for…

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West Rib Team at Camp 1

It’s HOT on the lower glacier and the team sounds happy to be ascending to higher elevation. Guide Matt Park reports good weather (clear, no wind) and smooth traveling conditions (no new snow, thus traveling without snowshoes—much more pleasant!). The team will rest during the afternoon, then head to Camp 2 tomorrow.

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Here’s Matt:

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Team Ema at Camp 1

Our amazing co-worker Kaylee called in the team’s trip report today. It’s been HOT on the glacier and the team has been moving on what we call a “night program.” This just means that the team rearranges its schedule to move on the glacier at night, during the coolest hours of the day. “Night” is…

Welcome, Team Kumar!

Welcome back to Denali, Aparna Kumar! We are pleased to climb with Aparna again this year on Denali and it’s been a busy whirlwind of a few days for the team. Aparna joins us from her home country of India, making the huge journey to Alaska on June 17th. After a bit of rest, she…

June 17 Team Moves To Camp 1

Mountain Trip Guide Chris Cullaz called in from 7,800′ on the Kahiltna Glacier. The members of our June 17, 2019 West Buttress Team met in Anchorage a couple days ago, finalized their preparations and flew onto the Sotheast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier to Denali Base Camp yesterday. The team members include David Wilde, Rawan…

Team Ema on the Move!

It’s been a busy couple of days for the team, beginning with a team meeting the morning of June 17th followed by an equipment check and a stop at the equipment store for last-minute items. The next morning, June 18th, the team headed north to Talkeetna where they checked in with the National Park Service…

Meet the June 17th Team!

This will be our 46th consecutive season guiding on Denali, and we are honored to welcome the June 17th team and all of the other climbers that have trusted us to help them test their fortitude on the highest mountain in North America. At 20,310 feet (6190 m), Denali rises a full 18,000 feet 5486…

June 10 Team Holds at 11 Camp

The team elected to take a rest day at 11 Camp. Guide Tyler reports that the team used the down time to practice skills and catch up on some rest. The plan is to move to 14 Camp tomorrow, weather permitting.

 

Here’s Tyler:

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