The AMS West Buttress, Denali expedtion is doing very well and are have been greeted into camp by a couple of our guides, Michael Gardener and Jimmy Voorhis, who are camped at 14,200', on a personal climbing trip.
The Kentucky Derby Team will rest and acclimatize at 14,200' for a few days while practicing technical rope skills, learning more about geology and glaciology and high altitue physiology. They will be making carries higher, and working their way upwards.
|Red line marks the route up Denali's West Buttress, photo courtsey NPS.|
|Rounding Windy Corner, photo: AMS collection|
|Building Camp and the snow kitchen at 14,200' photo: Tom Torkelson|