Carried around Windy Corner today

‘Hot’ was how 2nd guide Greg described the team’s carry to 13,500′ today.  Besides the heat, everything went smooth, with the entire team continuing to perform strong despite the increased altitude.

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Arrived at high camp!

The team has pulled into high camp at 17,200′, set up their tents, eaten a meal and are most likely tucked into their sleeping bags asleep as I write this.  It sounded like a long hard day, and most likely the team will take a rest day tomorrow to charge their batteries and regain some…

Carried gear up the fixed lines

Jacob and company carried loads up the fixed lines to 16,400′ today, and as before everyone reportedly did a great job, moving strong and efficiently.  A guide team went a little further up the ridge to high camp in order to put a little extra food ahead of the group and to try to secure…

Joe Butler gives a holler from high camp

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Qobin, Pi and Zach are back at 14,200′

Qobin, Pi and Zach are headed back down to Base Camp and took a break at the 14,200′ camp to pick up some equipment they left there on their ascent.  They had a great day on the summit and are feeling very fortunate right now.  They should be in Base Camp tomorrow.

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Back in high camp, tired but happy

Pi just called, he reports that he and Qobin, as well as Mike Burmeister’s entire expedition, are back at high camp after a long descent from the summit of Denali.  2nd guide Zack descended earlier and welcomed both expeditions as they returned to camp.  Right now guides are sitting around stoves making hot water and…

At high camp!

Joe and his team have made it to high camp after a tough but satisfying move from 14k.  Joe reports everyone being fed and in their warm sleeping bags, about to start a good night’s rest.  They plan on taking a rest day tomorrow and waiting for their summit attempt.

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