May 15 Denali Team – At Base Camp!

Eric Green called in an update form the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier.  The team drove up to Talkeetna, Alaska yesterday, where they were treated to an orientation about climbing Denali by Climbing Rangers from the South District (Talkeetna) Ranger Station, something required of all Denali climbers.  They then weighed all their gear and…

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West Rib Team Moves to 11,200′

Lead Guide Sebasitan Grau called in from a beautiful basin at 11,200′ on the West Buttress route, as the team acclimatizes in preparation for their alpine style ascent of the West Rib. The climbers are fit and excited to be gaining elevation.  Today they climbed up from 7800′ in what Seba describes as a relatively…

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DSUSA Denali Team Carried Up To 13,500′

Jason Aldine called in from the basin camp at 11,200′ with an update on the Dsiabled Sports USA Warfighter Challenge Team.  Today, the climbers carried loads of supplies up the steep Motorcycle Hill, which rises immediately outside of their camp.  After a thousand feet of climbing, they took a break before continuing up even steeper…

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Denali May 13th Team – At Camp 1

The team moved up the broad Kahiltna Glacier today, carrying the heaviest loads of the trip roughly five miles (8 km) up glacier.  Well, the route actually started with a descent from Base Camp, down the tributary Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier, following it as it flowed down to meet the main body of…

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