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May 26 Team Moves to Camp 3

Patricio Rojas called in from Camp 3 on the West Buttress route.  The team moved up today under warm sun and clear skies.  The team is moving well and everyone is feeling good at the new elevation of 14,200′. Today, they climbed a slope called Motorcycle Hill immediately after departing camp at 11,200′.  They continued…

MAY 30 TEAM AT 7800′ CAMP 1

It sounds like the team enjoyed the beautiful flight from Talkeetna to Base Camp, located on the SE fork of the Kahiltna glacier. Once they arrived at Base Camp, the team ate, rested, and reviewed glacier travel skills. At approximately 9PM the team set out for Camp 1 at 7800′. The team made the decision…


Dmitriy called in the team report tonight. The climbers had a rest day at the beautiful 14 Camp. Rest days are important for climbers to relax, hydrate and prepare for the upper mountain. The team did spend some time reviewing skills, as well. Weather permitting, the plan is to once again ascend the Headwall and…


The team arrived at Base Camp yesterday afternoon, safe and sound. Here are a few photos of the team throughout the day, as they packed up, headed to Talkeetna, visited with the National Park Service and then loaded the plane to take them to the SE fork of the Kahiltna Glacier.

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Team FUBAR arrived in Anchorage a few days ago to attempt Denali, the highest peak in North America. Their preparations began months ago with training, organizing their kit, and making travel arrangements. Now it’s time to get down to business! Yesterday the team gathered at the Millennium Hotel in Anchorage and held their first team…

May 20 Denali – Kevin Calls from 14,200′

Kevin Jones called in from the broad basin camp at 14,200′.  The team is doing great and it sounds like they are having fun as well!  Today, they carried loads up the steepest section of the West Buttress route.  This section is alternately known as the “Headwall” or the “Fixed Lines.”  The latter moniker comes…