MAY 26 TEAM AT 7800′ CAMP

Guide Aaron called in a brief team report today. The team descended to 7800′ Camp yesterday, which is a long day, and they hope to continue down to Base Camp this afternoon. It sounds like it’s pretty low visibility on the glacier, so it’s unlikely that they will be able to fly out today, but…

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MEET THE JUNE 10 WEDBERG TEAM

Denali.  “The Great One.”  Mount McKinley. By any name, the behemoth that dominates south central Alaska is something to behold in awe and to treat with the utmost respect.  For climbers, the mountain presents what many might consider the challenge of a lifetime, as they pit themselves against brutal winds, arctic temperatures and the thin…

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MAY 31 TEAM WEATHER DAY

Terry called in the team’s report tonight. It sounds like the team has spent much of the last 48 hours digging out their camp, and reading and relaxing. While the team is relatively comfortable in camp, they are anxious to continue to their ascent. Fingers crossed for clearing weather!

 

Here’s Terry:

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May 26 Team is heading home

After a couple of days of no contact, we heard that the May 26th Team has descended back to Base Camp and is hoping to fly off the mountain.  They made a hard fought push for the summit, reaching 19,500′, before turning back in rough weather. They hoped to attempt the summit again, but instead…

JUNE 7 TEAM DOING THE “TALKEETNA HANG”

Unfortunately the weather has not cooperated with the team’s schedule, and they are becoming intimately familiar with the small Alaskan town of Talkeetna. Lead guide Seba Grau reports that the team has been taking advantage of time in town to review camp building skills and sled rigging techniques. And enjoying fresh, hot coffee! The weather…

PHOTOS FROM THE JUNE 7 TEAM

Enjoy the following photos of the team as they packed up and headed to Talkeetna yesterday:

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May 31 team – weather day at 11,200′

John Cain called from the basin at 11,200′ with a report that was unfortunately cut short by a loss of satellite connection.  The team spent the day digging out their tents from the wind and snow that have been buffeting their camp.  Fortunately, they have a strong and spacious cook tent in which to spend…

May 30 Team – Moved up to Camp 3

Lowell and Peter called in from the large basin camp at 14,200′ on the West Buttress.  Today, the team dropped down to 13,500′ to pick up the cache of supplies that they had buried a few days ago.  This is sort of an active rest day, as it only takes about 20 minutes to drop…

MEET THE JUNE 7 TEAM!

We are pleased to welcome the team members of our 9th Denali team of the 2015 climbing season.  The team consists of climbers from points around the world, as far away as the Czech Republic and New Zealand.  Climbing a big, cold mountain such as Denali entails a lot of preparation, as well as a…