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…

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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