Friday, February 14, 2014

Denali Traverse Expedition

We are gearing up for a great climbing season.   We are strongly considering adding a Denali Traverse expedition to our schedule this season,  this will be highly efficient team of  4 climbers with 2 to 3 AMS guides.  The dates are May 24 - June 15, 2014.  The cost is $8,000 per person.  We already have 2 very committed team members and are looking for 2 more to round out the team.  This is an opportunity of a lifetime.

The expedition will climb the West Buttress of Denali, and finish at Wonder Lake.  We are looking for team members who are in excellent physical condition and have climbed steep mountaineering routes, that require roped glacier travel, winter snow camping, extensive use of an ice axe and crampons.  Tying knots, coiling ropes and belaying should be second nature.  For the safety of the entire team you need to know how to immediately arrest a fall on a steep slope with pack.  Expect to crampon with a 60+ pound pack on steep slopes.  This climb requires incredible commitment, physical and mental strength and a deep desire to complete the goal.  This is rarely climbed due to the remote wilderness qualities of the North Side of Denali and the hard work it requires.  This expedition is a guide favorite and we would love to climb it this season with a strong team.

If you fit these requirements , we would love to have you join us on our 2014 of Denali.

To apply please send us a completed AMS application and expedition questionnaire, we will review it and enroll you or contact you with questions.  Time is of the essence, we will decide if this is a go within the next couple of weeks.

Our two other technical climbs also have availability.

Foraker,  May 17 - June 6,  1 space

West Rib, June 3 - 23,  2 spaces

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