Tuesday, July 8, 2008

High camp and the summit.

Some climbers heading toward the summit.

The IMG/AMS trip summitted last night. They had an 11 hour round trip day. That's a really good time for a summit day. Everyone on that team is really strong. Mike called at about 9:00 this morning and said that they are getting ready to head down now. They'll head to 14 this morning and rest up there. We might see that crew as early as tomorrow morning.

Here's a picture of what it sounded like 17 must have been like last night. It was socked in and the winds were ripping through there all night. The wind died down at about 6:00 AM this morning and it is now looking like a good summit day. Hammy said Nate and Joey's crew is gearing up to go for it this morning. There is just a little wind up above Denali Pass right now. These winds quite often continue to die down as the day progresses. Good Luck!

The summit marker from the summit of Denali. This season the thing is sticking out of the snow anywhere from 18 inches to 2 feet. This is the first season that I can remember that it has even been visible. Too bad the summit elevation is not on it.

I'll let you know.



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Jim said...

Jimbo, way to go! congrats. Jim