Thursday, May 22, 2014

Denali High camp update

AMS Guide Pat Ormond called in to let us know that they were doing fine, but that it was still windy up there.

Pat's team welcomed Tom Torkelson's team into camp last night.  The move to high camp is always challenging!  It's a long day on moderately technical terrain.  Back packs aren't too heavy though for the first 2,000 feet of vertical gain, but from the cache site to high camp, where everyone has to pick up some additional weight, the packs are usually over 50 pounds.

Having another AMS team in camp to help[ set up tents and build walls and melt snow for water is very helpful.

They are all just sitting tight waiting for better weather to go for the summit.  Let's keep fingers crossed that tomorrow is that day.


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