Marrooned at high camp

Durny calls in the post for yesterday- still at high camp. They received about a foot of new snow and temps in the -15 to 5 above 0 degrees Farenheit range. The forecast looks favorable for a Friday summit bid.

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May 31st Team gets creative at camp

The crew is still waiting out the weather, but in their idle time, have given us an audio tour of what life sounds like at camp. Crinkle, flap flap flap, clank.

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May 31 team- hanging out

Snow and wind is keeping the May 31 team in their tents today.  Let’s hope for some better weather down the road…

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May 29 crew- waiting

Bad weather across the range kept the May 29 crew sitting tight in high camp as the snow fell and the wind blew.  Let’s hope for better weather down the road….

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Alaska Adaptive team- having fun

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Alaska Adaptive team- Drew checks in

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May 24 Traverse team

The team is hiking on tundra less than 24 hrs. from their pickup at the Denali National Park gate.  If everything goes smooth they should be in the Mountain Trip van headed to Anchorage by 3pm tomorrow.

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June 12 team- holding in Talkeetna

The team traveled to Talkeetna and checked in with Park Service, weighed their bags at the air taxi service and filled their water bottles, but the weather didn’t cooperate and they spent the first night of their trip in Talkeetna.  Guides call this the ‘hurry up and wait’ attitude, and it is a theme to…

May 31 team- rested at high camp

Mike called to report a successful rest day at high camp.  Guide Sean McManamy is descending to basecamp with Shaun Gilbert and a guest from another expedition, they should be in basecamp at the time of this posting.  Everything is OK but Shaun had some issues with the altitude that warranted descent to friendlier elevations.

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