Tuesday, May 30, 2017

AMS Denali West Buttress, 5/26 and 5/28- LAUNCH!

AMS West Buttress team led by Wes Bunch, Jake Kayes, and Lexie Hunsaker were relieved to get on a glacier plane flight into Basecamp this morning at approximately 9 am. They kept in good spirits around the headquarters practicing skills and checking out the local sights such as the Historical Society and river trails.

...and they are off! 

AMS guide Wes teaching classes while waiting for weather to break

AMS compound pre-flight, practicing roped travel.

AMS team led by Larry Holmgren and Chris Welch departed this afternoon also for the Kahiltna Glacier to begin their climb. They have a great team with a couple of returners ready to give Denali their all!
AMS 5/28 team: Tom, guide Larry, Karl, David, Clint, Steve, guide Chris

AMS guide Chris Welch ready to rock and roll 

Packing up the AMS van with freezer food 

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