Back in Talkeetna!

The team endured some pretty rough weather with more wind and snow making even descending Denali a challenge. They made it down to base camp early this morning after traveling through the night, and are back in the relative civilization of Talkeetna for breakfast this morning. Our van will pick them up and they’ll be…


June 23rd Team Backcarried from 14,200′

Dawn Weaver called in from 14,200′ after the team took a rather leisurely day today.  They slept in this morning, getting some well deserved rest following the tough day of moving up from 11,200′ the day before.  The smell of pancakes grilling in the kitchen tent greeted the climbers when they awoke.  After a slow…



Durny and Jurgen are making their way back down to Base Camp, but it’s been a bit slow going due to the tough weather conditions. They stayed at 11 Camp last night, and if the conditions permit they will continue their descent today.

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The team gave the summit a really good attempt, but it wasn’t in the cards. They headed to the top two days ago, but it was slow going and they had some issues with one climber having trouble with a crampon falling off.  They topped out at approximately 18,200′ and had a pow wow, in…

June 23 Team – Moved to 14,200′

In the face of yet another day of tough, whiteout conditions, the team pushed up from their previous camp and have established themselves in a large basin at 14,200′.  This camp is often bustling with other climbing teams and is also home to a large National Park Service presence.  The Rangers maintain a camp here…

June 26 Team – Moving to Camp 2 Tomorrow

Our guide Travis Williams called in from the team’s Camp 1 at 7,800′.  The team is planning to move to Camp 2 at 11,200′ tonight, when the glacier firms up in the chill of the Alaskan night time.

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