June 19 Team Caches at 16,400′

The team made good progress ascending and descending the Headwall section of the climb. They cached a load of equipment and supplies at a site just below Washburn’s Thumb on the ridge above 14 Camp. This is the team’s first foray onto the “upper mountain”, which we define as the territory above 14 Camp.  …

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June 17 Team: High Camp!

The team packed up and moved from 14 Camp to High Camp 17200′. Although High Camp is not a particularly hospitable environment, it does offer some of the most incredible views of the Alaska range. It’s a big move up to High Camp, over 3000′ of elevation gain, but it’s some of the most interesting…

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June 9 Team Back in Talkeetna

The June 9 Denali West Buttress team is back in Takeetna eating some breakfast and enjoying the luxuries of civilization, like showers, beds, and a meal at a restaurant.   Congratulations to all the climbers for reaching the summit, which has been quite difficult this season particularly.   Here’s Aaron with the final expedition dispatch from…

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