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![audio:http://mountaintripdenali2011.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/audio-post-2011-05-18-04-46-12.mp3|titles=Audio Post]
Zach Johnson gave us a ring from Camp 1 on the Kahiltna Glacier.[audio:http://mountaintripdenali2011.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/audio-post-2011-05-18-03-35-50.mp3|titles=Audio Post]
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![audio:http://mountaintripdenali2011.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/audio-post-2011-05-18-03-35-17.mp3|titles=Audio Post]
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!
Listen to the latest![audio:http://mountaintrip.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/91eef8c9d11b6d9e41b3d7bee02763f789861c6e1.mp3]
Zach flew into Base Camp this morning and all of the climbers are now reunited and heading up glacier. The plan was for the team to essentially “hit the ground running,” and move out shortly after the last plane arrived. They will move about 5 miles up glacier today to a spot at about 7,800′,…
May 16th, Camp 2 We had another great day here at Camp 2 watching the weather, perusing the forecasts, and organizing our gear for our summit push. It was another warm and sunny day here in camp, but it looked a bit windy up high today. We’re all excited to get up at 3 am…
Just a test of the Denali News. The WB is NOT closed!
The team moved up and around Windy Corner today, establishing themselves in the broad basin of the 14,200′ camp. This is an important step in a West Buttress expedition, as climbers are at an elevation where they can spend a number of days acclimatizing and preparing themselves for the upper mountain. They had a big…
Hello followers! We got a call on the 16th from the team. First on the audio is Art who gives us a run-down of their day, the dinner, and the plan for tomorrow. They sound like they’re having a blast ![audio:http://mountaintripdenali2011.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/audio-post-2011-05-17-03-57-09.mp3|titles=Audio Post]