Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMS Denali, West Buttress 5/29 and 6/1 and West Rib Team Update

We are very happy for all of our teams that we have a brak in the weather and sunny skies today.

AMS 5/29, Denali West Buttress led by Alex Stroud and Scott Patch are carring to 16,200' and tonight they will sleep at 14,200' camp.  If winds and weather allow they will move up tomorrow or the day after.
Previous AMS team moving up the fixed lines.

The AMS 6/1 Denali, West Buttress Expedtion Guide Mark Postle moved to 14,200' yesterday in a respectable 6 1/2 hours.  Today they will take a rest and accliamatize to this higher elevation.  Last night when they moved camp it was still windy up high on the moutnain.

AMS team taking a break near windy corner on the way to 14,200' camp.

AMS 6/3 Denali West Rib led by Josh Hoeschen and Kai Gerard as reported eariler: they have moved up the Northeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier and are at the base of the coulior of the Full West Rib route. Depending on conditions they will make more upward progress tonight. I'm am sure this team is stoked.

They teeam is at the base of this portion of the route: the Chicken Coulior
The West Rib route on a previous expedtion.

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