May 15 Denali Team Moves To Camp 1

Paul Kreiner called in from 7,800′ (2377 m) on the Kahiltna Glacier, the site of the team’s fist camp on their way up the West Buttress route of Denali.  The team departed Base Camp in foggy conditions and traveled about five miles (8 km) up the vast glacier.  This was a tough hike, as they…

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West Rib Team Cached at 13,500′

Seba Grau called from the basin camp at 11,200′ this evening.  The team carried loads up another 2300′ and cached their supplies on the uphill side of a feature known as Windy Corner.  This is a steep ridge of rock that drops down to the glacier and can channel wind around in a fashion that…

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May 15 Denali Team – At Base Camp!

Eric Green called in an update form the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier.  The team drove up to Talkeetna, Alaska yesterday, where they were treated to an orientation about climbing Denali by Climbing Rangers from the South District (Talkeetna) Ranger Station, something required of all Denali climbers.  They then weighed all their gear and…

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