Joyful Call from June 8 Team, part 1

High spirits, birthday wishes, TMI about CMC use……this team report has it all! Please note that the first message cuts off, and there is a “part 2” to the report.

Here’s the team from 11 Camp:

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June 15 Team Checks in From Talkeetna

This morning Fischer gave a quick call to check in. Due to weather conditions, the team has not been able to fly in but it looks a bit promising for later today.

Here’s Fischer:

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June 6 Team Holding at 14 Camp

It’s been a stormy couple of days on Denali, causing a complete shut down of climbers both ascending and descending. The Team is hunkered down at 14 Camp, patiently waiting for the storm to abate. They are eating well and relaxing, and trying to maintain some form of physical activity. The storm has dumped many…

Update From the June 1 Team

The storm continues to rage high on Denali, with winds estimated at 60 mph and waist deep snow. The team has their hands full digging out tents and maintaining camp. The weight of the snow can quickly collapse tents and it’s a critical job to stay on top of the snow accumulation in camp.  With…

June 4 Team: Stormy Day at 14 Camp

A large moisture system is sitting on the Alaska range, preventing teams from ascending/descending and from flying in to the range. When storms like this one move in, teams hunker down and try to practice one of the hardest skills in mountaineering—–patience. The weather will improve, but it’s difficult knowing that the timing is indeterminate…

June 6 Team: Stormy Day at 14 Camp

A large moisture system is sitting on the Alaska range, preventing teams from ascending/descending and from flying in the range. When storms like this one move in, teams hunker down and try to practice one of the hardest skills in mountaineering—–patience. The weather will improve, but it’s difficult knowing that the timing is indeterminate and…

June 1 Team: Stormy Day at 14 Camp

A large moisture system is sitting on the Alaska range, preventing teams from ascending/descending and from flying in the range. When storms like this one move in, teams hunker down and try to practice one of the hardest skills in mountaineering—–patience. The weather will improve, but it’s difficult knowing that the timing is indeterminate and…

Meet Mountain Trip’s June 15 West Buttress Team!

We welcome the June 15th West Buttress climbers who have chosen to place their trust in Mountain Trip. Denali, “The Great One,” or “The Roof of North America”, is often touted as the hardest of the Seven Summits, or highest peaks on each continent. Denali rises in stark contrast above the surrounding tundra, standing like…