Friday, June 24, 2016

June 24th AMS Denali Update

Climbers leaving 17,200' and headed down the 16K ridge towards 14,200', Foraker in the background.
View from 17,200 camp, climbers on their way to 14,200'

AMS 6/5, Denali led by Rob Gowler and John Sykes are down at 14,200' camp and are loving the warmer temps and higher oxygen density.  Everyone is doing well. They plan to rest for several hours at 14,200' and then slowly make the way to Kahiltna Basecamp/ airstrip over night tonight, on Saturday morning for the first flight back to Talkeetna.

AMS 6/6 Denali: Tyler Armstrong led by Nate Emerson, Lhawang Dhondup and Dave Wade have climbed down to 14,200' camp everyone is doing well. They are tired from the past few days of climbing and are contiue to be really excited to have achived thier goals.  We expect to see them back in Talkeetna on Saturday morning.

AMS 6/8 Denali led by Larry Holmgren is also at 14,200' and they are moving very well today, as they did yesterday.  They may be in Talkeetna as soon as tomorrow morning.

Loaded up with gear for the descent, all gear that was double carried upwards, must be carried down and in one move
Denali's glorious midnight sun light near windy corner at about 12,800'

AMS 6/12 Denali led by Josh Hoeschen and Chelsea Bomba moved to 17,200' today, they will take a rest day tomorrow and hope for good weather soon afterwards to make thier summit attempt.
Moving up the fixed lines

AMS taking a well earned break at the top of the fixed lines, photo credit: Josh Hoeschen

Ascending the 16,000 ridge.

AMS 6/14 Denali: Duncan Team led by Mark Postle, Mike Gardner, Curtis Green and Simon Frez-Albrecht carried food fuel and equipment  to 16,400' today and are doing very well, this an exciting day, as teams gain altitude and move on steeper terrain. They hope to move to high camp at 17,200' tomorrow.

AMS 6/15 Denali led by Mike Hamill, Jimmy Voorhis and Emma Lyddan  carried food, fuel and equpment to 16,300' today and enjoyed the terrain and views today.  They plan to move up to 17,200'  tomorrow if weather is good.

Approaching the base of the fixed lines.

Putting in the cache at 16,400'

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