SUMMIT! MAY 14TH TEAM

It sounds like it was a long day route finding in the clouds, but the May 14th team was rewarded for their hard work by reaching the summit. Congratulations to all team members for your hard work and perseverance during a period of unstable weather on the mountain.

Here’s Seba:

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MEET THE JUNE 1 TEAM

Yesterday a group of climbers from around the world convened in Anchorage, Alaska, where they began their journey to attempt to climb a classic route on the highest peak in North America. The West Buttress route is an iconic challenge for mountaineers, ascending 13,000′ from a tributary of the vast Kahiltna Glacier to the 20,320′…

PHOTO OF THE MAY 28 TEAM LAUNCHING FROM TALKEETNA

 

May 28 Con

 

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RIB TEAM IN TALKEETNA

After a great summit day, the Rib Team motored down from High Camp to Base Camp in approximately 1.5 days and they are now in Talkeetna. Enjoying a large (!) hamburger and a beer, I suspect. Great job, Seth, and you earned it.

Here’s Pablo:

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MAY 30 TEAM MOVES TO CAMP 1

It was beautiful day on the glacier and the May 30th Team moved up the Kahiltna to Camp 1. The plan is to carry a load of equipment and supplies to a cache site just below Camp 2 tomorrow. Here’s Scott:

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May 14 Team – Ready For the Summit

  Sebastian called in on behalf of the May 14th West Buttress team.  They moved up to High Camp and are hoping to awaken early tomorrow to decent weather, so they can make a shot for the summit! Summit day on Denali requires pretty good weather, as even on a good day, it is a…

MAY 14 WB TEAM AT HIGH CAMP!

Lead guide Seba reports that the team made the move from 14 Camp up to High Camp today. This is a beautiful ascent, starting from the Genet Basin then climbing up the fixed lines, winding up and around the ridgeline, then cresting onto the plateau where High Camp is located. The team was resting and…

MAY 22 WB TEAM TAKES A REST DAY AT 14

Chris called in the team report today, and unfortunately the call was cut short, but he was able to communicate that the team took a rest day at beautiful 14 Camp.

 

Here’s Chris:

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