May 22 Team Back Carried to 11,200′

Part of our British Contingent called in to update us on today’s work.  The team had a rough night with strong gusts of wind, but they still pushed to get their supplies into camp. After a hearty breakfast, they descended about 600′ to the site where they had left their cache a couple days ago. …

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2016 Denali – General Update

We received some photos and a report from our Lead Guide Sebastian Grau, whose team spent a tough night at 14,200′ last night.  Seba reported winds of 60-80 mph throughout the night, which destroyed a neighboring guided team’s kitchen tent and made for a rough night’s sleep. Our team worked very hard yesterday, cutting 20-40…

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May 22 Team – Mike Calls from 7,800′

Mike Beuerlein called in from 7,800′ with a report that it is, indeed, cold on Denali!  The team is at Camp 1, on the broad Kahiltna Glacier, where the weather has been challenging today.  Snow has been falling in earnest and the temperatures are chilly! Today, the team climbed up to about 10,200′, where they…

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West Rib Team Checks in from 14,200′

With a very detailed installment of “How The Mountain Turns,” Lead Guide Pablo Puruncajas called in with an update on the resourcefulness of our West Rib team, in the face of really tough weather and conditions. Heavy snow and high winds caused the team to reevaluate their planned route.  The approach to the Wets Rib…

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