Turned Around!

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…


Special Call From Ron!

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Call From 14,200′

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!

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Checking In From Camp 1

Zach Johnson gave us a ring from Camp 1 on the Kahiltna Glacier.

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Call from Hafidz?

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!

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Call from Camp 3!

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!
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West Buttress is open

Just a test of the Denali News. The WB is NOT closed!

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