May 13 Team – Back in High Camp

Everyone is in camp. They sound tired but excited to have completed their goal. It takes a tremendous amount of teamwork to do what they have done. It is an outstanding feeling to accomplish this goal, on that creates a bond between team members not even stinky feet and heavy packs cannot break. This recording…

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May 26 Team – Ready to Cache

Scott Woolums called in to report good conditions and happy team members last night. The team is at the 11,000′ camp looking to move their equipment and food up to 13,500′. Today the team will carry loads around Windy Corner and dig a two-meter hole in the snow. In that hole, the team will leave…

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May 20 Team – Perfect Day At 14

Today this team carried loads from their cache near Windy Corner back to their camp in the 14’000′ basin. After that, they took time to practice skills required to climb fixed lines and the ridge to Washburn’s thumb.  The next section of the mountain is one of the most technical in terms of climbing and…

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May 16 Team – At High Camp

Today this team climbed the Fixed Lines above 14,000’ and past Washburn’s Thumb. The weather was perfect and now they are in position to complete their goal. Life at 17, 200’ can be hard but the views are amazing. From High Camp you can see Mt. Foraker, the Kahiltna Glacier, Denali Pass, the Autobahn and…

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May 26 Team – Moving Up

In the last few days, this team has traveled from Basecamp to Camp 1 and cached their food, fuel and high elevation equipment at 11,200’. The Kahiltna Glacier is enormous and by the end of tomorrow this team will have already traveled a substantial piece of it. At their next camp, this team will practice…

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