Saturday, June 4, 2016

Denali West Buttress 6/1 and Denali West Rib 6/2

AMS Denali 6/1 led by guides Wes Bunch and Chris Welch flew into base camp this evening, they were ready for the flight after patiently waiting for good weather.

AMS Denali West Rib 6/2 team led by guides Kai Girard and Adam Fabrikant also flew in to base camp this evening.

Both of these teams patiently waited for the weather to clear and, tonight was their third time dashing to the Talkeetna airport to fly in, we are glad that third time is a charm.  We'd like to thank the good people who we fly with at Talkeetna Air Taxi who are making good choices with the weather.   During these weather days, both teams made good use of their time by working on skill training and touring the village of Talkeetna.  They are all happy to have arrived in Kahiltna Glacier basecamp this evening and in the early morning hours they will begin moving upwards on the glacier to camp one. A great adventure lies ahead.

Best of luck to these great teams!

AMS Denali WB team photo: Andrew Heard, guide Chris Welch, Dave Kerner, guide Wes Bunch, Austin Pruneda, Georg Bernhard, Mike Carlson, Drew Hoskinson 

AMS team led by Wes Bunch patiently waiting at the air taxi for flight into Kahiltna Basecamp. 

AMS Full West Rib team photo: starting L: guide Kai Girard, Erin Mai, Robert Leidig, guide Adam Fabrikant, Chris Joyce, and Xiaofei Song. Good luck team! 

AMS group loading up at Talkeetna Air Taxi for quite the adventure on the FULL West Rib route. 

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