Duncan called this afternoon from back down in Camp 3 at 14,200 ft. They gave it a good shot yesterday, but got turned around when the weather came back in. They are running out of time and decided to head on down all the way to Camp 3 after the summit attempt yesterday. They are…Details
The June 15th team moved up to high camp today. It was a big day for the crew as they gained about 3,000 ft carrying big loads and negotiating the steepest sections of the route today. They are all doing great and settled in for the night and expect to take a day to recover…Details
The team carried loads of food and fuel up to the ridge leading to high camp at 16,200 ft today where they cached their gear and dropped back down to Camp 3. It’s always a big day as they climb up some of the steepest terrain on the route, including the icy slope leading to…Details
Kirk Bauer called in from the team’s camp at 11,200′ with a very nice report from the basin camp at 11,200′. The team split up a bit today, to give them more options and flexibility for getting everyone down this, the steepest part of their descent. Lead guide Drew Ludwig and guide Gabi Benel took…Details
Karen Bockel called in with a recap for the past few days from their new home in a beautiful basin at 11,200′. They moved up to camp this morning and are well fortified in a stunning location. Tall walls of snow and ice cliffs border them to the south, west and north, while the view…Details
The climbers started for the summit today, but the winds picked back up and they had to turn around. They climbed up to Denali Pass at over 18,000 ft before deciding it was just too windy to go for the top. It’s a good practice run, and they hope to give it another shot tomorrow. …Details
The West Rib team carried a load of supplies up the NE fork of the Kahiltna glacier yesterday. They cached their loads up at about 9,200 ft and returned back to Camp 1 on the main fork of the Kahiltna for the night. They’re doing great and getting the job done.
The team carried a load of food, fuel, and extra equipment from Camp 1 (7,200 ft) to Kahiltna Pass at about 10,200 ft today. They dug a hole in the snow, cached the gear, and returned to Camp 1 for the night. This is the strategy they’ll use for most of the rest of the…