Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Mountain Update: all AMS Teams

It was a good day in the Alaska Range. Here are the updates.

AMS 5/11 Led by Larry Holmgren and Jake Kayes are at 14,200' camp, they are doing well and are in camp with snow falling and with some winds.  They have a great camp to be hanging out in. THey hope that the weather will clear so they can carry to 16,200' tomorrow.

Looking down at 14,200' camp and beyond, during a very clear day, camp can be seen in the fore/mid ground as a small collection of tents in the broad snow slope. This photo gives you a great sense of place.  Photo by AMS Guide: Adam Fabrikant
AMS Custom Denali 5/17 led by Erik Remza and Jimmy Voorhis are at 11,200' and are poised to move to 14,200'. They are doing very well.

AMS 5/18 led by Dustin English and Michael Gardner with Team Lebanon and fellow climbers, moved to 11,200 camp today, they traveled well and are all good! They will likely take a rest day tomorrow.

AMS Custom Denali Traverse 5/21 led by Todd Tumolo and Aaron Devine moved to 11,200' camp today from 7,800' camp, they are happy to to be making it higher and are feeling well; they will likely rest tomorrow.

11,200' camp on a clear day, the route upwards is seen clearly on the snow slope, just beyond camp. Photo: Tom Torkelson
AMS Team making their way into 11,200' on a cloudy day, it might look like this today. Photo: Tom Torkelson

AMS Custom Climb 5/22 led by Kai Girard are doing well; they are climbing peaks around base camp and are planning to return to Talkeetna tomorrow.

AMS 5/22 led by Nate Opp and Scott Patch at camped at 7,800, Camp 1 tonight.  They made a carry extra food, fuel and gear to approximately 9,800' today.  If the weather is good, they will move to 11,200' camp tomorrow.

Setting up camp at 7,800', Camp 1, with incoming winds and snow.
AMS 5/23 Custom Denali led by Colby Coombs moved to 7,800', Camp 1, last night.  They are doing well and enjoyed their rest today.  They plan to carry loads upwards tomorrow.

NPS photo marked with the West Buttress route in red.

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