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…

Meet Our June 26th Team

On Sunday, June 26th, a truly international group of climbers will congregate in Anchorage, Alaska to finalize months of preparation for an expedition that will attempt to climb to the top of the tallest peak in North America.  Denali, at 20,320′ (6194m) towers above the very impressive Alaska Range in Southcentral Alaska.  Rising 18,000′ vertical…