Somewhat Garbled Post from Bryan Desloge

The 11,200′ basin is a tough place to get messages out from, as the steep walls provide scant chances for satellite phones to connect with the orbiting satellites.  Bryan called this in, and it’s nice to hear his voice, although it gets rather garbled.

Enjoy!

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Camp 2!!

May 15, Camp 2 We made it to Camp 2 in record time this morning, everyone did great coming up here and it really looks like our team is going to be strong. Now it’s just the weather game… We’re still checking multiple forecasts, getting updates a couple of times a day, and still hoping…

Update from Everest Base Camp!

After much analysis of a variety of forecasts, we have decided that a window of lower winds starting May 19th looks like it will be hopeful for a summit attempt. We will be checking that every day for any changes, but it looks good. So the whole team is off tomorrow morning at 4am for…

Work and School tomorrow

Hi followers, Lead guide Joe Butler called in last night to report all is well, and the team is gearing up for a day of work and snow school tomorrow.  A few of the guides will be carrying loads to the next camp, while the climbers will learn crevasse rescue skills and practice how to…

Brian With a Special Call From the Base of the NW Buttress

Brian called this in from the base of their route.  I’ll not spoil the surprise, but his brother should listen!

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Team NWB at Peter’s Glacier

Hi folks, Jared called in to report that the team had back carried to Mt. Caps, then headed down again to their camp on the Peter’s Glacier.  Tomorrow they will move to the first camp on the route of the North West Buttress of Denali, at an approximate elevation of 10,500 feet. Everyone is doing…

Update From Alaska

Hello Everyone, I wanted to give you all an update.  We are still not able to provide any names, but the climber with a broken leg is doing remarkably well in a hospital in Anchorage.  With the deepest regret, I need to announce that the other climber was found at about 18,000′, however he did…

Back In Base Camp

May 13th, Base Camp The whole team is back in base camp this evening, the last of the Sherpa are rolling in this afternoon. We all had a great and worthwhile break down in Dingboche, and we’re feeling good and ready to go when we get our window of good weather. All of the climbers…

Call from 10,500′

Michael called this in from 10,500′.  Enjoy!

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Carried Up to 10,500′ Today

Michael just called to report that after taking a weather day yesterday, due to very high winds, the team had a great day today.  They made a carry up and around the most northeasterly corner of the Kahiltna Glacier and made a cache at 10,500′, just shy of their next camp.  They are about to…