Team Moved to High Camp!

The team moved up from the 14,200 ft basin up to their high camp at 17,200 ft today in beautiful and relatively warm weather.   They are moving strong and hope to head for the summit tomorrow morning if everyone is feeling well after their first night sleeping up over 17k feet. Here’s the call from…

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Gigi’s Legacy Team—Clarification

Guide Joda called in to clarify that the team is climbing the West Buttress route. He inadvertently stated the West Rib in his previous report.

Here’s Joda:

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June 13 Denali Team Moved to 7800′

Matthew called in from 7,800′ on the Kahiltna Glacier, after the team carried loads up to about 10,000′ on the glacier.  They are getting early morning starts, to both avoid the heat of the day and also to travel over the glacier when it is at its most frozen state.  The weather has not been…

Denali June 9 Team Ri-Ward Moves to 14,200′

Lead guide Eric Larson called in on behalf of Team Ri-Ward, for their teammate, Rich Ward.  Today, they moved up to the big camp at 14,200′ in challenging conditions.  It “snowed and blowed” as they climbed up from their previous encampment at 11,200′, but the nasty weather was interspersed with breaks of blue sky, so…