May 31 team- at 14,200′

Mike Burmeister and his expedition moved successfully to camp 3, which is at 14,200′ on the West Buttress.  Looking up out of camp, you can see almost to the summit of North America, Mt. Foraker, and Mt. Hunter, and dozens of other lower unnamed peaks.  The TAT webcam (www.talkeetnaair.com/webcam) shows clear skies above a mid-level…

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Checking in from Eldridge Glacier

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Happy Birthday Kristen! from 14,200′ on Denali

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Safely back in camp

Kerrick called to report a successful and safe descent from the summit of Denali.  The entire team is in their sleeping bags waiting for the first round of hot drinks, I could hear the sounds of the stoves melting snow into water in the background.  Congratulations team, have a good night’s rest.

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May 29 team from 14k

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May 29 team- backcarry from 14,200′

Robert Durnell’s team has called in from 14,200′ camp to report that the team had successfully backcarried their gear from 13,500′ to camp today, which means they are poised to carry most of that same gear and food up the fixed lines to 16,400′.  They spent the afternoon today practicing a few technical skills that…

A call from the summit!

We received a call from Kerrick’s team at 5:22pm, and they were on the summit of Denali!  All sounded well from the traverse team, and I’ll update when I hear more.

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