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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Alaska Adaptive team- from high camp

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May 29 team-hanging tough at high camp

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May 29 team- rest day

Durny and company took a much-deserved rest day at 17,200′ camp yesterday to recover from their long, hard move from 14 camp the day before.  Their plan is now to wait for conditions that allow for a summit bid.  Today?  Tomorrow?  Time and weather will tell.

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Alaska Adaptive trip-Adam Smith checks in

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To summarize: the team made a carry to high camp today, everyone moved well with steeper terrain. They plan to move to high camp tomorrow and will be “poised for a summit bid from there”.  Adams sends “Congratulations to Katie and Drew (for what???) ” and wishes Janelle a good trip.

 

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May 31 team- move to high camp

[audio:http://mountaintripdenali2011.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/audio-post-2011-06-13-04-45-13.mp3|titles=Audio Post] Steve Haumschild gives us an update from high camp; describes it as a big 81/2 hour move up some 3,000 feet of vertical. Then the post is cut short… it seems that they’re all bushed from the big day, probably having a big meal and heading to bed, then sleeping in late tomorrow…

Wrapping it up!

Hello everyone! This is Joe Butler with the final post for the May 12 Denali expedition.  I want to congratulate all the members of our team!  Although everyone did not make the summit,  I strongly believe the expedition was a success as a whole.  The team worked great together and everyone returned home safe and…

May 15 trip- a wrapup

Greetings happy readers, Well things finished up well for our expedition, making it off the glacier all together (fingers and toes).  We had a total of 7 successful summiteers reaching the highest point in North America on Memorial Day. I’m sure every one is back to their normal routine, with perhaps a few reminders (healing…

May 24 traverse team- on the Muldrow

Chris Kerrick called to give a report, saying that the team was camped on the Muldrow glacier right next to the Flatiron.  He spoke of difficult travel due to a funky thin Continental snowpack and technical terrain.  They moved for ten hours yesterday and were feeling tired and worked.  Their plan for today is to…