May 6 team: more details

2nd guide Ian Nicholson called and filled me in on some details:   The guests that summited yesterday were Strah, Melissa and Jason.  The team is currently at 14 camp and planning to descend to 11k tonight, and make their way to basecamp tomorrow.

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Matt calls from May 13th Denali Team

The team carried a load of supplies up to 16,200 ft today and cached it in preparation for their move to high camp on Friday (weather permitting as always).    Sounds like they are doing good and looking forward to a rest day tomorrow.

Listen to the call.

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April 29 Team – Trip Recap

Well, we’re all back in the comfort of our homes after spending 17 days in the Alaska Range.  We had some great weather down low on the mountain and got pretty beaten up by high winds at the 14,200′ camp.  We made a foray up to 16,200′ to make a cache, and then dropped back…

May 20 team: At Camp 1

The team moved yesterday  from basecamp to camp 1 at 7,800′.  This involved traveling about five miles up glacier, without much elevation gain, but it is a pretty tough day, nonetheless.  The views of 17,400′ Mount Foraker, looming ten thousand vertical feet above you are as staggering as the loads climbers carry out of camp.…

Tyler team: change of plans

Joe Butler called the office yesterday to report a change of plans.  Altitude sickness necessitated a descent from their attempt to move to high camp.  Ariel Tyler had symptoms that made continued ascent impossible, and our guides recommended descent from camp 3 to camp 2 to have her benefit from the decreased altitude.  Upon descent…

May 6 team: summit

Our team checked in this morning at 2:30am to report everyone being back in camp safely after a long summit day.  Our communications were cut off, but the summit team yesterday included Melissa, Jason, Strah and Paul.  Sarah K. opted to stay in high camp but is in good health.  It is my understanding that…