May 29 team from the summit

Lloyd Hudson calls in from the summit of Denali; elated and wishes his sister in England  a happy birthday.

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June 12 team- at 7,800′ camp

Kevin Koprek and team were able to travel the increasingly broken lower section of the Kahiltna glacier overnight when conditions were frozen, so snow quality made for great walking.  Now they are established within a wanded and probed perimeter, most likely sleeping as I write this, getting ready to carry some gear and food ahead…

Alaska Adaptive team- in Talkeetna

Drew called from downtown Talkeetna to say hello- they were able to hit a weather window and flew back to town with no problems.  They have a few more days on the trip and are in the process of planning activities for the rest of their trip.

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May 31 team- still waiting

The weather improved during the day but when conditions stabilized it was too late for a summit bid.  They still have days to wait it out, and the weather forecast continues to be favorable for the next couple of days.  Maybe tomorrow they’ll go have a look…

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May 24 traverse team- in transit

The river crossing went well and the team met up with the MT van and ate watermelon and ate huge sandwiches before getting on the road to head to Anchorage.   Right now they are in between McKinley village and Talkeetna.

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May 29 team- Bill Dwyer from high camp

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May 29 and May 31 teams- all on the summit !

We received calls from both Mike Burmeister and Durny from the summit at 8pm.  Both teams summited with all members and are currently headed down to high camp.

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May 31 team- Sean and Shaun are in town

After a very engaging descent from 14,200′ to basecamp and some time waiting for flyable weather the Seans got picked up by a Mountain Trip vehicle and are safely in Anchorage.

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May 24 team- not there yet

Right now a raft should be drawing near the traverse crew, who are still stuck on the wrong side of the McKinley, which is still swollen by sustained rainfall.  Once they make it across and walk the 2.2 miles to Wonder Lake they will catch a bus to the Denali national Park entrance where our…