June 9 Team Back Carries

Today the team descended approximately 700′ to their cache site at 13,500′ to retrieve the load of equipment and supplies that they left a few days ago. Lead Guide Aaron Diamond reports that the team was well fueled for their back carry and they are now thinking about their next move—caching on the ridge above…

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June 17 Team Carries to 10,500′

The team called in from 7,800′ (2377 m) on the Kahiltna Glacier, after a great day of pushing their supplies higher on the mountain.  In order to climb a big, cold mountain like Denali, teams need to plan to spend weeks on the mountain, which translates to a tremendous amount of food, fuel and supplies.…

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