MEET THE MAY 30TH TEAM

Denali.  “The Great One.”  Mount McKinley. By any name, the behemoth that dominates south central Alaska is something to behold in awe and to treat with the utmost respect.  For climbers, the mountain presents what many might consider the challenge of a lifetime, as they pit themselves against brutal winds, arctic temperatures and the thin…

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MEET THE MAY 29TH TEAM!

A family of climbers from California traveled to Anchorage a couple days ago to begin an epic journey. The climbers have spent many months training, collecting the appropriate gear, and dreaming about their upcoming adventure. Yesterday was a busy day in Anchorage, starting with a team meeting and equipment check at the Millennium Alaskan Hotel.…

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West Rib team: decision point

Weather is the name of the problem right now: it has not been terrible but not good enough to move up the route.  Visibility has been lacking due to snowfall; of all things that help make navigating an icefall on a glacier easier, vilibility is #1.  Having cached a good amount of their food up…

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May 26 Upper Rib: pinned down in Talkeetna

Nothing interesting, the weather is keeping the planes from flying to basecamp.  Lead guide Pi is keeping things busy, showing the team around Talkeetna and keeping the mood light with some stories from his times in the mountains.

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