Sunday, June 21, 2015

AMS Denali Team update- Gaddy 6/9 and Hamill 6/12


AMS photo of 16 ridge

AMS photo of 17 camp from the air 
AMS Denali West Buttress 6/9 team lead by Elliot Gaddy and Jimmy Voorhis have moved up to 17,200' camp today on a decent weather day! Everyone is doing well and enjoying the good glacier conditions. Reports from the lower glacier are that it is in excellent condition. Elliot also reported that Hamill's 6/12 team is hoping to go up to high camp tomorrow.

The forecast is looking good for the next couple of days, so hopefully we will see more upward motion. Also check out the latest addition of a basecamp webcam that will be a great assistance for pilots flying in an out of the Kahiltna Glacier.  http://avcams.faa.gov/http://avcams.faa.gov/

McKinley Recreation Forecast:
SUNDAY NIGHT...
LOW AT 17 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND ZERO.
WINDS FROM 17 THOUSAND FEET TO THE SUMMIT...NORTHEAST TO 15 MPH.
.MONDAY...
HIGH AT 17 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND 5 ABOVE.
WINDS FROM 17 THOUSAND FEET TO THE SUMMIT...EAST TO 15 MPH.


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