June 1 Team Retrieves Cache

Nathan spoke as fast as possible (!!) but unfortunately the report was cut a bit short tonight. The Team dropped back to retrieve their cache and are not hunkered down at Camp 2, watching it snow.

Here’s Nathan:

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May 25 Team Moves to High Camp!

The Team made the big move from 14 Camp to High Camp at 17,200′ today. It’s a beautiful climb, the first part of the route stays almost true to the ridge line above 14 Camp and the views are stunning. Once at High Camp, the team established a camp and settled in to rest, hydrate,…

June 4 Team Cached at 10,000 ft

The June 4 team had a snowy day down low on Denali, but they were able to get their job done and carry a load of food and fuel up to around 10,000 ft where they cached it deep in the snow. The strategy for the rest of the expedition will be to split the…

May 21 Team back in town

The May 21 Denali team is back in town after a couple of big days descending from the summit.  It is always a tough push, but the climbers were motivated to get back to beds, showers, and cheeseburgers.   They team had a long and cold summit day, and there was some frostbite amongst the team,…

May 28 Denali Team Caches at 16,400ft

The May 28th team has been working hard, with good weather they’ve been moving right up the mountain and today put a cache of food and fuel on the ridge at 16,400 ft in preparation for moving up to high camp soon.  It’s a solid day of climbing from the 14,200 ft basin of Camp…

June 4 Denali Team Moved to Camp 1

The June 4 Denali West Buttress team hit the ground running and moved up to Camp 1 this morning. They carried all of their gear, food, fuel, and equipment in one push up the glacier about 5 miles to Camp 1 at 7,800 ft on the Kahiltna Glacier. They didn’t gain much altitude today, but…

May 18 Team Back at Base Camp

Kyle from the May 18 Team checked in from Base Camp. It’s clearly been an exhausting few days for the team and it sounds like everyone is ready for a hot shower, rest, and a big meal. Great job, crew!

Here’s Kyle:

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May 28 Team Retrieves Cache at 13500′

The team made a quick dip down to 13500′ to retrieve the cache, then returned to camp and had a few hours of training. It sounds like the crew is happy, healthy, and being well taken care of by the guide team.   Here is Steve with today’s report (note that the recording ends at…