June 18 Denali West Buttress Team – Well-rested and ready to head to High Camp!

Travis called in an update from 14,200′ on the June 18 Denali West Buttress team!

 

 

 

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Final dispatch from the June 11 team

Lead guide Kristin Arnold called in a final update for the June 11 team, who are back in Anchorage after their expedition up the West Buttress! They are likely enjoying being back in civilization, complete with warm showers, fresh produce, greenery and iced beverages. The team descended from 14-camp all the way to Denali base…

Rest Day for June 15 Team

Both the June 18 Team and the June 15 Team took a well-deserved rest day at 14 Camp. Rest days are an important part of the climbing schedule because they allow climbers to recover, hydrate, and relax after many days of strenuous work. They were not totally idle, however, and the guide teams set up…

June 22 Team Caches at 13,700′

It was fair weather for the team to move a load of equipment and supplies from Camp 2 to a cache site at 13,700′ today. From camp, the team ascended Motorcycle Hill, Squirrel Hill, crossed the Polo Fields, then climbing up and around Windy Corner. Thankfully, it was a calm day and the Windy Corner…

Rest Day for June 18 Team

Both the June 18 Team and the June 15 Team took a well-deserved rest day at 14 Camp. Rest days are an important part of the climbing schedule because they allow climbers to recover, hydrate, and relax after many days of strenuous work. They were not totally idle, however, and the guide teams set up…