West Rib Team is at High Camp!

Pablo called from our West Rib Team.  They took advantage of a slight break in the weather to push hard for High Camp on the West Buttress.  Located at 17,200′, High Camp is a tough place when the wind blows hard, and Pablo reports that the wind has been blowing hard!

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May 22 Team Caches at 13,500′

The team reported after carrying loads up and around “Windy Corner,” to about 13,500′.

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May 28 Denali Team – Meet the Team!

Our seventh Denali team of the 2016 season is meeting this morning in Anchorage, Alaska! This team has traveled from afar to joins us in the the Alaska Range.  It is really fun to meet new friends with a common interest and a shared goal, and a Denali ascent requires a love of wild places…

2016 Denali – More Pics From 14,200′

Our Lead Guide Sebastian Grau sent us some more pictures from yesterday afternoon, when the winds at 14,200′ camp abated somewhat, allowing the team to spend some time reviewing skills that they will need to use on the upper mountain.  They also took advantage of not having ice blown into their eyes to reinforce the…

May 22 Team Back Carried to 11,200′

Part of our British Contingent called in to update us on today’s work.  The team had a rough night with strong gusts of wind, but they still pushed to get their supplies into camp. After a hearty breakfast, they descended about 600′ to the site where they had left their cache a couple days ago. …

2016 Denali – General Update

We received some photos and a report from our Lead Guide Sebastian Grau, whose team spent a tough night at 14,200′ last night.  Seba reported winds of 60-80 mph throughout the night, which destroyed a neighboring guided team’s kitchen tent and made for a rough night’s sleep. Our team worked very hard yesterday, cutting 20-40…