Tuesday, May 31, 2016

AMS Mountain Update as of June 1

AMS 5/17 Denali led by Eric Remza and Jimmy Voorhis have moved to 17,200', high camp, today and will be resting and rehydrating tonight and plan to rest tomorrow as well. The weather was nice for a move today.

AMS 5/18 Denali led by Dustin English and Michael Gardner with Team Lebanon put in a cache at the top of the fixed lines at 16,300' yesterday. They are doing great today and resting a 14,200 camp.

AMS 5/22 Denali led by Nate Opp and Scott Patch have also put in a cache at the top of the fixed lines at 16,300' yesterday. They are resting today and doing well. 

AMS Custom Denali Traverse 5/21 led by Todd Tumolo and Aaron Divine  
Moved to 17,200' today on a good weather window, tommorrow they will go back down the ridge to retried a previously placed cache of food, fuel and gear and then rest up for their climb ahead.  

AMS 5/25 Denali led by Noah Ronczkowski, Jeremiah Phelps and Leigh Frye are moved to 14,200' camp today and did very well. They are feeling strong and have a great time.

AMS custom climb lead by Dustin Eroh with climbers Crathorne sisters have successfully climbed E Ridge of Mt. Frances today and yesterday they climbed a nother mountain locally called, Control Tower. They have a had a wonderful time and plan to get picked up tomorrow late morning from the glacier to fly back to Talkeetna.

AMS Denali Prep Course / Kahiltna Dome led by Nick D'Allessio is in basecamp enjoying themselves and learning crevasse rescue skills. They plan to climb a local named mountian named Control Tower tomorrow and then begin moving up the glacier to Camp One at 7,800' on Friday. 

AMS 5/23 Custom Denali led by Colby Coombs has returned safely to Talkeetna, they had spectaular climb.

More info to come soon, we don't expect to hear from each team daily, as their main focus is the hard work of climbing and living well; and then absorbing the beauty and all that the big mountains have to offer.  Rest assured that we have a great on-mountain network of climbers and communications if ever an AMS team is in need, assistance is near by.

We are thrilled for all of our climbers and guides, they are playing it smart.  Well done.
AMS real time photo of Denali Prep instructor Nick and climbers Traci and Taka at Kahiltna Basecamp

AMS view from close to 17k camp..getting close to top of North America.

AMS photo of Mt. Frances off the Kahiltna glacier

When the shadows fall on on 14,200' camp and its time for bed! View beyond is Mt. Foraker, 17,400'

A Denali camp move day load: you've got to train for this!

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