Tuesday, June 7, 2016

AMS Denali West Buttress 6/5, two teams LAUNCH! Coombs and Gowler

AMS 6/5 Custom Military Denali led by Colby Coombs and Tim Hewette with awesome team members from the Navy Seals in Kodiak have launched to Kahiltna Basecamp after one evening of weather delay. Beautiful day to be flying. These guys will learn a lot from two great guides and educators.



AMS navy seals team going through a thorough gear check 
AMS 6/6 led by Colby Coombs and Tim Hewette with Navy SEALS out of Kodiak crew.
AMS director Colby Coombs all geared up on the glacier plane. Second trip on Denali for Colby this season. Go team! 

 AMS 6/5 Denali team led by Rob Gowler and John Sykes have departed early this morning to start on their Denali Expedition. A couple of the climbers are back after taking courses with AMS last year and are excited to test their mountaineering skills on the Great One.


AMS at Talkeetna Air Taxi loading up and triple checking gear! 
AMS 6/6 Gowler team photo at the air taxi before departure: starting L-Abel Moran, Rick Mossman, Marin Minamiya, guide Rob Gowler, guide John Sykes, David Antezana, Merlin Boone


AMS guide John Sykes teaching glacier rigging denali skills workshop: a chance to dial systems before heading onto the snow

AMS guide John Sykes teaching glacier rigging denali skills workshop: a chance to dial systems before heading onto the snow

AMS guide Rob Gowler teaching glacier rigging denali skills workshop: a chance to dial systems before heading onto the snow


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