Tuesday, June 28, 2016

June 28 Denali Update: Success and Heading down!

AMS 6/15 Denali led by Mike Hamill, Jimmy Voorhis and Emma Lyddan, went for the top of Denali last night and successfully tagged it! Everyone is excited the weather improved to be able to accomplish this amazing feat. The conditions were in a cloudy whiteout, but windless and warm -ish.
AMS photo by T. Torkelson descending from the summit 

AMS director Colby Coombs on a 2015 Denali climb in snowy conditions like the teams last night had 

Today the three teams AMS 6/14 Denali: Duncan Team led by Mark Postle, Mike Gardner, Curtis Green and Simon Frez-Albrecht  and AMS 6/12 Denali led by Josh Hoeschen and Chelsea Bomba and the 6/15 Mike Hamill team will be descending down the West Buttress route on a beautiful clear day towards basecamp at 7,200'. we are excited to greet them here at the AMS HQ tomorrow mid morning!

AMS descending from the 16k ridge with heavy packs and amazing views. 

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