June 22 Team at Camp 2, 11200′

The team made the quick jump from 10,000′ to Camp 2 at 11,200′ today. It sounds like the team is moving well and enjoying the relatively stable weather. The plan is to cache a load of equipment and supplies tomorrow, weather permitting.

 

Here’s Ahmad with today’s report:

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June 11 Team Caches on Ridge at 16,400′

Today the crew made a big push up the steepest part of the West Buttress route, carrying loads of equipment and supplies to a cache site 16,400′. They started out early, climbing moderate snow slopes for approximately 1,400′ above 14 Camp. At roughly 15,600′, they reached the Headwall, a steep ice and snow slope that…

June 22 Team Single Carries to 10,000′

They are moving on up! The team made a single carry to a camp located at 10,000′. A “single carry” happens when a team moves camp with all of their belongings, as opposed to a “double carry” which implies that the team caches a load of equipment and supplies and then picks up the cached…

June 18 Team Retrieves Cache

From 11 Camp, the team made a short descent to retrieve their cache. This system of caching allows the team to move manageable loads up the mountain and acclimate at the same time. The team arrived on the glacier with an incredible amount of food and supplies to take care of themselves for 21 days…

SUMMIT!! June 6 Team

Through hard work and sheer will, the team made it to the top of Denali. Congratulations, everyone!

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June 15 Team Backcarries

The team made a quick drop from 11 Camp down to their cache site to retrieve the cache. It’s a quick round trip and after they returned to camp, Fischer lead a skills lesson for the team. It sounds like everyone is doing well and enjoying the break in the weather!

Here’s Fischer:

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Final Report from the June 4 Team

The team is back in Anchorage, safe and sound. Here’s Brian with a final trip report:

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