June 11 Final Dispatch

To the friends and family of the June 11th Denali expedition: I am writing our final dispatch from my home in Anchorage, Alaska. Our climbing team is off the mountain and safe. I wanted to send a big thank you to all who supported the climbers while they were away from home. The June 11th…

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June 20 Denali Team Summits!

Summit! The June 20 team including climber Paul Kitchin, and guides Aaron Diamond and Nicole Lawton all stood on the 20,310 ft summit of Denali today. They are back in high camp this evening eating and recovering from a big day. They’ll enjoy one more evening up at high camp tonight, and then begin their…

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June 22nd Denali Team Summits!

The June 22nd Denali Team is back down to high camp after reaching the summit today! They all made the 20,310 ft summit on a slightly windy, but decent summit day. They’ll spend the night back in high camp and then begin the descent to basecamp in the morning. Congratulations to the team! Here’s Jesse…

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June 26 Denali Team on the Summit!

The June 26th Russian/American Denali Team is on the summit! They are reporting good conditions with just a bit of wind this evening and are celebrating on the 20,310 ft summit before starting the descent to high camp. They’ll spend another night at high camp tonight and then begin their descent to basecamp tomorrow. Congratulations…

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June 20 Paul at High Camp

Paul called in after moving up to 17,200 ft high camp today. He reported that Matt is on his way down with guide Derek and a couple of other climbers. Matt was going strong and doing great on the uphill, but the downhill was proving to be a challenge and after a talk with the…

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