Saturday, June 11, 2016

Today's AMS Mountain Update!

AMS 5/25 Denali led by Noah Ronczkowski, Jeremiah Phelps climbed down to 14,200' camp today and have been working hard up there for the past few days.  They are happy to have reached 14,200' camp and been greeted by our two teams there now. It is likely that they will be at Kahiltna Glacier base camp or in Talkeetna early on Monday morning!  All are well and big congratulations to all! 

AMS climbers on the 16K Ridge, a breath taking place...and not just because of the altitude!

AMS climbers returning to 14,200' camp

AMS 6/1 Denali led by Wes Bunch and Chris Welch moved to 14,200' camp today, they are doing well and happy to be moving in good weather. All is well

AMS 6/5 Military Denali led by Colby Coombs and Tim Hewette moved up to the 14,200' camp, they are well and will take a rest day tomorrow and cover some course work over the next few days; what a great classroom. 

AMS 6/5, Denali Gowler led by Rob Gowler and John Sykes Carried high altitude food, fuel and clothing to 13,500' today, they buried these items in a deep hole that they dig in the snow, called a cache to retrive in a few days. All is well and they plan to move up to 14,200' tomorrow. 
Our 3 AMS teams that cached at 13,500' and moved to 14,200' today, climbed over this terrain at about 12,800' on the route.

AMS 6/2 Denali West Rib led by Kai Girard have moved up to the 13,900' Bergshrund Camp! The climbing is going well for this team. 
Some of the terrain the West Rib team has covered so far. 

AMS 6/6 Denali Tyler Armstrong led by Nate Emerson, Lhawang Dhondup and Dave Wade moved to the 11,200' camp today. All is well and everyone is excited to be there.
AMS tents at Camp Two at 11,200'. 

AMS 6/8 Denali led by Larry Holmgren carried to aprox 9,800' today with food, fuel and extra clothing, They buried items in a deep snow cache plan to moved to Camp Two at about 11,200' tomorrow. They are camped at 7,800' Camp One tonight.

Views that the June 8 team had today: showing the expanse of the Kahiltna Glacier. 

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