Waiting Out the Winds!

Hello from Dingboche! We have been down here at 14,000 ft. enjoying the thick air and warmer weather of the wonderful little village of Dingboche. I’ve attached some photos of Taboche Peak above Dingboche and Lhotse in the clouds with a huge wind plume blowing off the summit, which I shot the evening of the…

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May 3 Forbes Team – Sean calls from 14K

Sean called in from the big basin at 14,200′ to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there!  They did great on their move up and around Windy Corner and everyone is happy and doing great.

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May 8 Team – Jacob Calls from Base Camp

Lead guide Jacob Schmitz called in from the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier.  The team all flew in and is camped on the snow at the increasingly bustling “Kahiltna International Airport.”  Planes come and go regularly, delivering climbers and sight seers alike.  They will spend some time working on skills today and tomorrow morning,…

May 8th Denali Team – Meet the Team!

Our third team of the season is headed up to fly into Denali later this afternoon.  Our May 8th Team met in Anchorage yesterday and finalized their preparations for their attempt on the highest peak in North America. The team spent much of yesterday running errands in Anchorage, picking up last minute items and eating…

May 5 Team Staying Warm at Camp 1

Bernd Horsman called in with the first audio post of our 2013 Denali season!  Apparently, it has been quite chilly at night, and some of his call is about strategies they are devising to stay warm, as it was -14C (7F) in his tent this morning.   Heck, that’s a balmy day on Denali!! Bernd’s…