Almost reunited

Jared waited in camp today to allow Sean to catch up with the group after he took Charles Miske to basecamp to meet a plane; Sean had the help of a private group to help escort Charles to basecamp and travel with him back to Kahiltna Pass.  It is never a good idea to travel…

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Holding at camp 1

Lead guide Mike Burmeister called after eating a hot meal yesterday evening, saying that high winds kept them tucked away in camp 1 instead of carrying a load up the Kahiltna glacier as planned.  High enough winds to keep an expedition in camp are rare at the lower elevations on Denali but it is what…

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West Rib Expedition

Welcome to the expedition dispatch blog for our 2011 Denali West Rib expedition. Denali, or Mount McKinley, is a challenge by any standard and the vast majority of its climbers are more than happy to attempt the West Buttress route, by far the most possible and accessible of all the routes to its summit.  Other…

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At 7,200′, Camp 1

Update: Mike Burmeister called from camp 1 at 7,200′ (2218m).  They moved to camp 1 battling a 20mph headwind, but reported that all is well, and that the ravioli dinner really hit the spot.  Tomorrow they plan to carry a load of gear ahead of camp, so hope for good weather…

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In basecamp

This expedition flew into basecamp yesterday evening, and are most likely moving to camp 1 at 7,200′.  Most expeditions do what is called single-carrying at the lower elevations on Denali; this is when a team will carry all their gear and food at once in a single massive effort to move camp and supplies.  Up…

Holding at Kahiltna Pass

Charles Miske has left the expedition after having experienced unsettling allergy-related symptoms in camp at Kahiltna Pass.  After being evaluated by the guide team everyone involved decided it was a good idea to have 2nd guide Sean, with the help of some nearby friend/climbers, take Charles down to basecamp to meet a plane.  The weather…

Dingboche

May 10, Dingboche We’re all here relaxing and enjoying our time down in the low, oxygen rich land of Dingboche. We’re eating great, and getting good restful nights of sleep. The Snow Lion Lodge here in Dingboche is feeling like home, and we are very well taken care of by the lady who runs the…

Phone Call From Herr Niederer!

The team moved up to High Camp and took a rest day.  Here is Beat:

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