June 12 team watching the wind blow

Kevin and company called in this evening from the 14,000 ft camp at the end of another stormy, windy day.   The highlight of the day was gathering for meals, and telling stories.  They are all doing great, and hoping for a break in the weather to be able to move up to high camp.

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June 19th team calls in

Jacob called in this evening from the 11,000 ft camp, wind and snow kept them from moving up to the next camp today, but they are all doing great.

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June 22 Ski Team at Camp 1

Durny left a message from Camp 1 this morning.  They left base camp late last night and had great conditions on the lower glacier.  It was a cold night and froze solid, so they skinned up the firm surface of the glacier.  This morning as they arrived at Camp 1 (7,800 ft) it was clouding…

James checks in from 11,200′

James Gustafson called in this evening to update us on the team, which is doing great and enjoying some pretty serious sunshine.   Tomorrow, the guide team will make a carry up to the next camp at 14,200′ and the climbers will take advantage of a rest and acclimatization day. By all accounts, everyone is doing…

Training for Denali!

We asked team members to send us photos of how they trained for their upcoming expedition and team member Aaron Kurland sent us two shots from a recent solo trip he took up Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the lower 48 states.  Aaron also joined us for 12 days of training in the Alaska…