|AMS climbers heading toward windy corner from 11,000 camp. Brian Okonek photograph.|
Whew, what a busy set of days we have had both at the AMS HQ and in the Alaska Range.
Tonight AMS Guide / Managing Member Colby Coombs called in from the Windy Corner area on the West Buttress Route. His entire team is doing extremely well. Colby reports that Jing Wang is a very strong climber and has been a great to climb with. They are making their way quickly up the mountain, as she is strong and acclimatized to higher altitudes from her recent climb on Everest.
His team, along with AMS Teams: 5/25: AG-Japan/Alex Stroud, 5/25: Dustin English (custom traverse team), and 5/26: Larry Holmgren are moving to the 14,200' basin camp tonight. They expected to be in camp by about now and they will be warmly greeted by our other teams: 5/23 Opp and 5/26: Wagner (custom West Buttress), as previously mentioned in a post today.
|Here is what our teams are doing (or have already done) tonight! The circle of blocks will be the kitchen zone. This is 14,200' camp on a previous AMS expedition.|
|AMS climbers, 14,200' camp and the top of Mt. Foraker, best views ever.|
|Denali's West Buttress Route: AMS teams are making their way up in good form.|