Checking In From Camp 1

Zach Johnson gave us a ring from Camp 1 on the Kahiltna Glacier.

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Call from Hafidz?

We got a somewhat garbled call from what must be either Hafidz or Syafirul.  The team reported to have “conquered the control tower”, which is a small peak very near base camp on the Kahiltna Glacier, where all Denali climbers begin their journey.

Have a listen!

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Call from Camp 3!

Greg Mellon began the call early this morning, about 5:45 a.m. Colorado time. They had made it to Camp 3, and were enjoying a special dinner and some LaBatts beer from Canada!
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West Buttress is open

Just a test of the Denali News. The WB is NOT closed!

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At 14,200′ Camp!

The team moved up and around Windy Corner today, establishing themselves in the broad basin of the 14,200′ camp.  This is an important step in a West Buttress expedition, as climbers are at an elevation where they can spend a number of days acclimatizing and preparing themselves for the upper mountain. They had a big…

Call from Art, Bob, Markus, Grant, and Ariel!

Hello followers!  We got a call on the 16th from the team. First on the audio is Art who gives us a run-down of their day, the dinner, and the plan for tomorrow.  They sound like they’re having a blast !

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