Thursday, June 9, 2016

AMS Denali Mountain Update

AMS 5/25 Denali led by Noah Ronczkowski, Jeremiah Phelps and Leigh Frye moved to high camp today, at 17,200' they had a good move and are settled in. They are happy that the weather cooperated for them today!
The route to high camp at 16,500'

AMS 6/1 Denali led by Wes Bunch and Chris Welch are camped at 11,200' camp tonight, they tried to make a carry to 13,500', Windy Corner today, but strong winds turned the teamback to camp early.  They will try again tomorrow, all are well!

AMS climbers climbing upwards from 11,200' camp
AMS 6/2 Denali West Rib led by Kai Girard and Adam Fabrikant are at camp 2, and are planning on moving up to 13,900' Bergshrund Camp tomorrow. The favorable climbing conditions are allowing them to move quickly. All are well.

Camp 2 at 11,200 ft. The snowly Chicken Couloir represents the entrance to the West Rib, and a commitment to climbing the ridge from the bottom to the top.
AMS 6/6 Denali Armstrong led by Nate Emerson, Lhwang Dhondup and Dave Wade moved to camp on at 7,800' last night, they plan to make a carry for extra food, fuel and equipment to close to 10,000' tomorrow, this carry will also help them to gradually acclimate to higher elevations. All are well.
Climbers moving on the lower glacier toward Camp 1 at 7,800' travelling condtions are simlar to this now. 

AMS 6/5 Military Denali led by Colby Coombs and Tim Hewette have moved to 11,200' camp and are doing well and are training in one of the most challenging mountain environments possible. Stoke is high.

AMS 6/5, Denali Gowler led by Rob Gowler and John Sykes carried extra food fuel and equipment to 10,500' yesterday and and plan to move to 11,200' camp tonight, they are doing great!

The veiw looking down glacier from 11,200' camp
The view looking up glacier and to the route ahead from 11,200' camp


Donna said...

This is just a thank you to whomever is doing the updates on the AMS guides this year. i check them out everyday to see the progress, and you're doing an amazing job! Keep up the good work!

Alaska Mountaineering School said...

Thank you! We are glad you are enjoying the posts!