West Rib Team – at Base Camp

Lead guide Eli Potter called in from Denali Base Camp on the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier.  He, Jay and Klara all flew in on a beautiful, sunny day and were treated to a great view of their intended route, the West Rib of Denali.

Here’s Eli:


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Five on the Summit Now!

We just received a call from the summit, we have 5 on top right now! 7.25am, Yahoo! Conditions seem perfect, with very light winds and not too many other climbers. The ascent started out very windy, but conditions have improved through the night. We have Manoj Vora, DaWang Chu Sherpa, Serki Sherpa, Pasang Gombu Sherpa…


Yesterday a team of climbers from around the globe met in Anchorage to begin an epic journey. The climbers have spend many months training, collecting the appropriate gear, and dreaming about their upcoming adventure. It was a busy day in Anchorage, starting with a team meeting and equipment check at the Millennium Alaskan Hotel. The…


Andy Forbes just called in an update on the team. They are enjoying a rest day at high camp, getting prepared for a summit attempt tomorrow, weather permitting. Best of luck to the team! After nine days at 14 Camp, it must feel good to be on the move again.

Here’s Andy:


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Off to the Summit Tonight!

After a day of rest at the South Col, our small team is leaving in one short hour for the to! It’s not the best forecast, with winds of 20-25, but there are reports of only 30-40 people going tonight which allows a lot faster moving up and back. Manoj and the Sherpas are ready,…