June 11 Denali team at HIGH CAMP!

Mountain Trip lead guide Ian Nicholson called in with an update on the June 11 Denali West Buttress expedition. The team took a weather window and pushed up the fixed lines from 14,200′ to 17,200′, the High Camp on the West Buttress Route, one of the steepest and most strenuous sections on the route. The…

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June 15 Denali team at Camp 1

Mountain Trip guide Nick Aiello, and climber Wolfgang Pfaeffel, called in via satellite phone on behalf of the June (not May) 15 Denali West Buttress expedition, who were able to push to up to 7,800′ feet on the Kahiltna Glacier. Wolfgang gave us part of the update in German, as well. While I can’t exactly…

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