June 17 WISSEMU Indonesian Team Summits!!!!

Congratulations to our friends from Indonesia! Mathilda Dwi Lestari, Fransiska Dimitri and Jimmy Turnakaka reached the top of North America, when they climbed onto the 20,310 foot (6190 m) summit of Denali last night.  Accompanied by Mountain Trip guides Josh Garner, Kristin Arnold and J. Ricardo (Kakiko) Ramos-Leon, the team climbed from the 17,200 foot…

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June 19 Team Caches at 16,400′

The team made good progress ascending and descending the Headwall section of the climb. They cached a load of equipment and supplies at a site just below Washburn’s Thumb on the ridge above 14 Camp. This is the team’s first foray onto the “upper mountain”, which we define as the territory above 14 Camp.  …

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June 17 Team: High Camp!

The team packed up and moved from 14 Camp to High Camp 17200′. Although High Camp is not a particularly hospitable environment, it does offer some of the most incredible views of the Alaska range. It’s a big move up to High Camp, over 3000′ of elevation gain, but it’s some of the most interesting…

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