May 15 Denali Team Moved To Camp 2

Lead Guide Josh Garner called in a report on the team’s move up past the top of the Kahiltna Glacier.  They hiked heavy loads about 4.5 miles up glacier in pretty tough weather, as clouds, snow and wind poured along the Kahiltna.  As they climbed higher, they rose above much of the weather as they…

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West Rib Team Moves To 14,200′

Lead Guide Sebastian Grau checked in from Genet Basin, a giant bowl in which they have made their third camp as they continue to acclimatize.  The team moved up from 11,200′ today in much nicer conditions than the maelstrom in which they turned back from yesterday.  Patience paid off! Everyone is doing well and in…

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May 22 Denali Team – Meet The Team!

Denali, “The Great One,” rises a full 18,000′ (5486 m) from the surrounding landscape in southcentral Alaska.  At 20,310 feet (6190 m), it is the tallest mountain in North America and one of the famed Seven Summits.  Despite being the third highest of the Seven, it has more vertical relief than Mount Everest, and many…

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Meet our May 19 West Buttress Team!

A group of climbers from different hemispheres have gathered in Anchorage to forge themselves into a team that will attempt to climb the highest peak in North America.  Denali, at 20,310 feet (6190 m), is arguably the hardest of the famed Seven Summits, due in part to it’s location just south of the Arctic Circle,…

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