Karen called in from High Camp

Karen called from the June 12th team this evening.  They are patiently waiting, eating Ramen for dinner, and hoping for a nice day tomorrow.   Let’s send them good vibes, and best wishes for a good day.

Here’s Karen.

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Ski Team calls in on the 1st of July

They got a bit of skiing in today, going back down to get their cache.  Tomorrow they’ll climb up to put a cache in on the ridge at 16,400 ft, and hope to find some nice snow to ski on the way back down.

Here’s Durny’s evening call.

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Ski Team at 14k

Durny called in this morning from Camp 3 at 14,200 ft.   They are doing great, moved up yesterday, and will go down this afternoon to the cache at 13,500 ft where they left their gear a couple of days ago.

Here’s Durny:

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June 28 team at base camp

The June 28 team spent the day at base camp going over glacier travel skills and rigging their packs and sleds for a Friday night departure.   They’ll be getting up around 11 pm Friday night and traveling through the night and early morning to take advantage of the freezing temps when the glacier surface is…

Ski Team up to 14,200 ft

The guys moved up to Camp 3 at 14,200 ft today.  They are all doing great, and had a good day moving around Windy Corner on a calm and sunny afternoon.   They’ll spend the next several days here at Camp 3 acclimating and skiing around before moving higher up the mountain.

 

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June 12 team at High Camp

They spent a day to acclimate and rest today in preparation for heading towards the summit in the morning.   They are doing good, everybody is healthy, and the weather forecast is looking promising for tomorrow.  It was a pretty nice day up there today, so they enjoyed some spectacular views of the Alaska Range from…

June 19 Team

Meerie called in this evening from the 14,200 ft camp after climbing up to over 16,000 ft on the ridge today.   It sounds like they are doing great and had a pretty nice day up high on Denali today.  They are planning on taking a rest/acclimatization day tomorrow before pushing on up the mountain again.…