Trip Reports

May 6 Team – Rest Day at 14,200′

Robert Lentz called in a nice update from the basin camp at 14,200′.  The team took a planned rest and acclimatization day today, after carrying gear and supplies up to 16,400′ yesterday. This camp’s elevation is very important for climbers, as it is high enough to help build acclimatization, but not so high as to…

MAY 13 TEAM BACKCARRIES

Durny reports that today the team dropped down approximately 1,000′ to pick up their cached equipment and supplies. It’s a relatively short distance to the cache site, and one of the easier days of the climb. Once back at camp, the team enjoyed a dinner of hot pulled pork sandwiches and pizza. Yumm yumm! Here’s…

MAY 16 TEAM CACHES ABOVE CAMP 1

Unfortunately the satellite call was cut short, but we are still able to hear from climber David Jones from the May 16 team. The team carried a load of equipment and supplies to a cache site at 10,200′, just below Camp 2. It sounds like the team experienced light wind and snow as they were…

May 6 Team Calls from 14,200′

Robert Lentz called in a very nice and detailed update from the team’s Camp 3, located in a broad basin at 14,200′ on Denali.  Today, the team dropped back down to retrive the cache of supplies they had buried near Windy Corner (the sun/shadow ridge at the bottom center of the image below) two days…