Jacob has patiently waited for his team’s chance to attempt the summit, and has now judged the conditions worthy of an effort. The weather is partly cloudy but with very little wind. Every summit day is attempted with a ‘let’s just go have a look’ attitude, as conditions can rapidly change as the day goes…Details
Our May 29th West Buttress Expedition is on the glacier and will move to their first of four or five camps this evening. Lead guide Rob Durnell (Durny) called in the first of many podcasts that the team will post over the course of their 2-3 week climb of Denali. The team is comprised of…Details
Guide Jack McGee called in to give us an update on the May 20th Team. They moved up to high camp yesterday and are taking a planned rest and acclimatization day today. This is rather fortunate, as the weather is not great today, so they would have had to sit tight anyhow. It sounds like…Details
Jacob checked in, reported nothing much happening at high camp, which is just what they need. They are resting for their summit attempt, which will launch as soon as the weather lets them. If the visibility is good, many teams walk out to the edge of camp which sports a wicked view of Foraker, Hunter…Details
Chris called in high spirits from 14k. The team carried loads up to 16,400′, traveling up the fixed lines and moving up along the ridge. Chris wanted to carry higher, but he reported that carrying sleds on the backpack when the winds were blowing hard made for a lot of work. Most expeditions cache their…Details
Zach checked in from 14k, they are resting and preparing to move down lower towards basecamp. They plan to leave 14k at 4 am, which should put them in basecamp (all things lining up) mid-afternoon.
Guten Tag Alles! Meinen Deutsch bist nicht gut, und ich habe keine idea … I don’t even know if this is German; may very well be Norwegian, but we need help identifying this climber! Let us know who this is !! Thanks for the help Anna! My Norweigian is limited to certain “pet” phrases learned…
Zach finally called in today to report a successful summit! The team slept in this morning to regain their strength, and are now almost in 14 camp. Zach will call soon to give me an update as to his plans for descending to basecamp.
This years West Rib/Riblet trip was thoroughly enjoyable, we had great weather, great, conditions, and a great group. We were lucky enough to enjoy splendid views on the upper mountain from a perch at 16,300 almost entirely to our self. Our summit day was technical in nature, long in elevation, and highly satisfying. Our decent…