part 2 of June 9 Team Caches

Travis called back to finish his post by stating that everyone is doing well and the plan is to move to 11 Camp tomorrow.

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June 9 Team Caches

The recording is a bit garbled and then it cuts off, but Travis was able to convey that the team made a cache of equipment and supplies at 9600′. The team is on a “night program” meaning that they are resting during the day and moving up the glacier at night, when temperatures are lowest.…

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Enchiladas abovy 14,000′? Climber Tony Hogan called in a report for the June 5 team after a hearty dinner prepared at 14,200′ on the West Buttress Route by their guides. Mountain Trip guides wear a lot of hats; they must not only act as technical skills instructors, motivators, teachers, weather forecasters and first responders, but…

June 9 West Buttress team at Camp One

Mountain Trip guide Blake Gordon called in for the June 9 Denali West Buttress team, who reached Camp One at 7,800′ on the route after trekking through the Alaskan night, their path up the glacier illuminated by the midnight sun. As we approach the summer solstice, more and more daylight with prevail over the Alaska…

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Mountain Trip guide Taylor Pyle

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