A change of plans: JY has decided to descend down to basecamp and off of Denali; he sustained a sprained ankle yesterday, the injury precluded him from climbing higher. He is descending with a Mountain Trip guide and plans to be in basecamp tomorrow. The rest of the team will continue up higher from camp…Details
Yesterday the team carried a load of food and high altitude gear up the fixed lines to 16,400′ to cache some gear. Today they plan to rest at camp 3 and prepare for the ascent to high camp.
Mountain Trip is honored to have been selected to assist a team of five veterans as they attempt to climb to the summit of Denali this summer. On June 10, 2012, the next step in their long journeys will take place as they meet our guide team in Anchorage, AK and finalize their preparations for…
Bart took the phone for the first part of this update. My language skills stop with the Romance Languages, so I cannot help translate, but expect that he was echoed by Paul and Chris, who spoke of tenacity. This team is digging their heels in deep and fighting the good fight, as they say. The…
According to the Spot tracking device, the May 27 team carried a load of gear to the bottom of the fixed lines at about 15,600′ yesterday. If this is the case, they will most likely rest today at camp 3 in preparation for moving up higher tomorrow.
Two guides, Sean and Jack, carried a load of food and gear to the bottom of the fixed lines yesterday. Today they plan to all move up as an expedition, traveling up the fixed lines to about 16,400′ to acclimatize and hop their gear cache a little higher.
The June 3 team carried a load of food and gear up the Kahiltna Glacier yesterday, to 10,000′. Today they plan to move to camp 2, which is at 11,200′.