There's a bunch of AMS folks at the 14K camp.
Hamill's 6/10 team arrived at the 14,000 foot base camp today and they are joining Corn's Custom Denali team as well as Bunch's 6/3 team. Bunch and Corn should be moving up to high camp tomorrow. Hamill's team will do a back carry to retreive their gear at the 13,500 cache. Then they might take a rest day or do a front carry to the 16,200 ridge.
Collin's West Rib team called in and they are "happily installed at their high camp" at 16,200 feet on the West Rib. They have a bomb-proof camp fortified with a snow cave. Tomorrow they will make their summit attempt.
Here are some photographs (taken in prior years) of the scene at 14K and the West Rib.
|Ascending the headwall; see 14 K camp waaay below.|
|Fish Eye view of 14 K camp; headwall in the background.|
|NPS Rangers write the weather forecast each day.|
|The kitchen cook tent or 'posh', as it is called. It is the gathering place for all meals.|
|Climbers on the West Rib Route.|
|West Rib Route|
|Another view of 14K camp. Those are climbers entering camp, Mount Hunter in the background.|