Joe Butler gives a holler from high camp

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Qobin, Pi and Zach are back at 14,200′

Qobin, Pi and Zach are headed back down to Base Camp and took a break at the 14,200′ camp to pick up some equipment they left there on their ascent.  They had a great day on the summit and are feeling very fortunate right now.  They should be in Base Camp tomorrow.

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Back in high camp, tired but happy

Pi just called, he reports that he and Qobin, as well as Mike Burmeister’s entire expedition, are back at high camp after a long descent from the summit of Denali.  2nd guide Zack descended earlier and welcomed both expeditions as they returned to camp.  Right now guides are sitting around stoves making hot water and…

At high camp!

Joe and his team have made it to high camp after a tough but satisfying move from 14k.  Joe reports everyone being fed and in their warm sleeping bags, about to start a good night’s rest.  They plan on taking a rest day tomorrow and waiting for their summit attempt.

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On the summit!

Pi and Qobin are on the summit right now, taking pictures and enjoying the view.  They have a long descent but will work their way down carefully and methodically.  They will let me know when they reach high camp safely.

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On the summit!

Mike just called a few minutes ago from the summit of Denali, with his entire team standing around.  Everyone in the expedition did well on the ascent, and Mike will give a call when everyone is back in camp.

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