Sunday, June 3, 2012

A few more updates

AMS Guide Nate Opp and his team are doing well at 14K.

Josh Hoeschen and his crew rested today at 11K.  Yesterday they carried to Windy Corner.  They are planning on moving up to 14K tomorrow.

Todd Passey,  Lisa Vansciver and their team are also at 11K.  They are doing well also.  They are resting tomorrow.  They made a carry around Windy Corner today.

Greg Collins's team went for the summit today from their high camp on the Upper Rib, but turned around due to wind and cold.  They are hoping to try again tomorrow.  They made it to the top of the rocks before they cross the Orient.

Forest Wagner called in again from 14K.  They are doing really well.  The team is acclimatizing well.  He said it's been getting down to 10 to 15 degrees below zero every night.  Forest said it felt more like early May as far as the temperatures were concerned.

Our guides take the cold very seriously.  One of their main focuses on Denali is to educate all of our climbers in cold injury prevention.  One thing you can be sure of, is that you will learn a lot on any climb, course or expedition you do with us.  We don't just tell people do do things, we teach them why and how to do things.

It is important to also note that not all days are summit days.  Days when others may be going for the summit, might not actually be a wise decision.  Our guides are really good role models in the mountains.  They take their jobs very seriously and it shows.  Their competence and confidence inspire others to follow their lead.

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