June 5 Denali – Let’s Meet The Team!

Today a small team of climbers are assembling in Anchorage to meet our guide team in preparation for their attempt on North America’s tallest mountain – Denali.  They will review the plan for the climb, finish packing portions of each climber’s lunch snacks and the guides will review all of their clothing an equipment.  The…

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May 14 Team is at Base Camp!

Our May 14th team pushed hard through the night, forging their way downhill through deep snow to arrive at Base Camp at about 1:00 am.  They were motivated by the rapid approach of their scheduled flights home! By all accounts, they have been doing really well, pushing hard in the face of challenging conditions.  The…

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May 30 Team Calls From 11,200′

Lead guide Scott Woolums called in after a tough move up to 11,200′.  The team moved up through very deep snow yesterday, arriving in the beautiful basin camp of 11,200′ only to have another foot of snow fall on them overnight.  Conditions are pretty challenging right now for the climbers! They plan to drop back…

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May 18 Team – Summit!!!!

Our May 18th team awoke yesterday to blue skies, so they suited up and got ready to roll!  unfortunately, just as they were about to clip into their ropes, a big, nasty lenticular cloud formed over the upper mountain, causing them to apuse and put the breaks on their summit hopes. After a couple of…

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May 14 Team – Descending

Our May 14th team, which summitted just two days ago, rested yesterday morning at High Camp, after a long, hard summit day.  They packed up and left High Camp at about 2:00 pm local time, and descended the beautiful ridge down to the top of the fixed lines about a thousand feet lower.  They then…

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JUNE 1 TEAM IN TALKEETNA

Our air services provider determined that the weather was not appropriate to fly into Base Camp, so the team spent the day exploring the small town of Talkeetna. Here’s a photo of the team in the process of weighing all of their food and equipment for the expedition. It’s a big task! Fingers crossed for…

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