May 24 traverse team

The traverse expedition rested at their high camp on the Harper glacier yesterday, preparing for a summit attempt.  The weather was marginal yesterday morning but improved steadily as the day went on.  If today’s weather is favorable they may go have a look at the south summit.

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May 31 team- carry to 13,500′

The expedition moved up Motorcycle Hill, across the Polo Fields at the base of the Washburn face and around Windy Corner to cache a load of gear at 13,500′ yesterday.

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June 12 West Buttress Expedition

Hello and welcome to the expedition blog for our June 12th Team.  The team will assemble beginning on June 12th in Anchorage for a gear check, team meeting, and make any last purchases that are necessary.  The following day they will drive up to the sleepy little town of Talkeetna, where they will be given…

In Anchorage!

The expedition has returned from the field and have said their goodbyes to each other after a successful expedition.  By all accounts it was an extraordinary trip.  Look soon for the final blog entry by lead guide Jacob Schmitz.  Thanks for following along!

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May 29 team – a hello from 11,200′

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May 24 traverse team- moved to the Harper

The traverse team is now poised to summit Denali and continue over to the north side of the Alaska range.  They are currently in a new camp at 17,800′ on the upper Harper glacier, just over Denali Pass and are planning on making an attempt for the summit today if conditions permit it.

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May 31st Team – Justin Checks in from 11,200′

Justin Overdorff called in with the latest, greatest news from the beautiful basin camp at 11,200′ on the West Buttress.  He also had a (somewhat sheepish?) request for Jules out there. [audio:http://mountaintripdenali2011.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/audio-post-2011-06-07-04-25-45.mp3|titles=Audio Post] (Editor’s note) Jules, you gotta understand that a Denali climb takes lots of mental and psychological preparation.  Some things can’t help but…