Lead Guide Scott Woolums called a few minutes ago to tell us that they have aborted this summit attempt. The winds were too strong, and on the increase. There are about 30 people high on Everest, near and above a feature called the “balcony”. All members of our team are safe and sound, back at…Details
We got a call early in the morning from the team at Camp 4, who has made the decision to attempt the summit today! We will post an update as soon as we get one. Choosing an appropriate time to make an attempt is a complex process. We use information from the most current…Details
Eric Gullickson called in to report that the team had a great day carrying loads up to the ridge at roughly 16,400′. They moved well and are hoping for good weather to move up to high camp on the 18th.
Here’s Eric![audio:http://mountaintripdenali2011.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/audio-post-2011-05-18-04-46-12.mp3|titles=Audio Post]
Zach Johnson gave us a ring from Camp 1 on the Kahiltna Glacier.[audio:http://mountaintripdenali2011.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/audio-post-2011-05-18-03-35-50.mp3|titles=Audio Post]
We got a somewhat garbled call from what must be either Hafidz or Syafirul. The team reported to have “conquered the control tower”, which is a small peak very near base camp on the Kahiltna Glacier, where all Denali climbers begin their journey.
Have a listen![audio:http://mountaintripdenali2011.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/audio-post-2011-05-18-03-35-17.mp3|titles=Audio Post]
Greg Mellon began the call early this morning, about 5:45 a.m. Colorado time. They had made it to Camp 3, and were enjoying a special dinner and some LaBatts beer from Canada!
Listen to the latest![audio:http://mountaintrip.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/91eef8c9d11b6d9e41b3d7bee02763f789861c6e1.mp3]
Zach flew into Base Camp this morning and all of the climbers are now reunited and heading up glacier. The plan was for the team to essentially “hit the ground running,” and move out shortly after the last plane arrived. They will move about 5 miles up glacier today to a spot at about 7,800′,…
May 16th, Camp 2 We had another great day here at Camp 2 watching the weather, perusing the forecasts, and organizing our gear for our summit push. It was another warm and sunny day here in camp, but it looked a bit windy up high today. We’re all excited to get up at 3 am…
Just a test of the Denali News. The WB is NOT closed!