May 20 Denali – Base Camp call

Joe Butler called in a post that was unfortunately cut off a bit short.  Satellite transmissions from such a northern latitude can be tricky… The team spent today reviewing skills at Base Camp.  They finished rigging their packs and sleds for the journey up the Kahiltna Glacier, which will start in the wee hours of…

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MAY 20 TEAM PHOTO OP

Here’s a couple photos of the team on the way to the Kahiltna glacier yesterday.

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May 6 Team – Rest Day at 14,200′

Robert Lentz called in a nice update from the basin camp at 14,200′.  The team took a planned rest and acclimatization day today, after carrying gear and supplies up to 16,400′ yesterday. This camp’s elevation is very important for climbers, as it is high enough to help build acclimatization, but not so high as to…

MAY 13 TEAM CACHES AT 13500′

It was a blustery day but the May 13 team punched through it and they were able to cache a load of equipment and supplies around Windy Corner. Durny reports that aptly named Windy Corner lived up to it’s name, but all the climbers moved well and are feeling good. The plan is to move…

MAY 11 TEAM MOVES TO 4267m

The team moved to Camp 3 today. Here’s the report!

 

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MAY 13 TEAM BACKCARRIES

Durny reports that today the team dropped down approximately 1,000′ to pick up their cached equipment and supplies. It’s a relatively short distance to the cache site, and one of the easier days of the climb. Once back at camp, the team enjoyed a dinner of hot pulled pork sandwiches and pizza. Yumm yumm! Here’s…

MAY 16 TEAM CACHES ABOVE CAMP 1

Unfortunately the satellite call was cut short, but we are still able to hear from climber David Jones from the May 16 team. The team carried a load of equipment and supplies to a cache site at 10,200′, just below Camp 2. It sounds like the team experienced light wind and snow as they were…

MAY 11 TEAM HOLDING AT 11 CAMP

We received another nice update, in Norwegian, from the May 11th team. The team had a weather day at 11 Camp, and the plan is to move to 14 Camp tomorrow.

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