Friday, May 5, 2017

First Denali of the season launches!

AMS Denali West Buttress 5/4 flew into the Kahiltna Glacier today under blue skies. AMS guide Kai Girard and team spent the day teaching classes and packing up gear to head to the airport. They plan to setup tents in base camp for the night and start up the mountain tomorrow morning. The evening will be spent learning glacier travel skills, rigging, packing and about the gear they will be using on the expedition.  They'll hopefully get some rest too.  They've got some big days ahead of them!

A happy team can-caning their way to the mountain.

Loading up the gear to head to the airport.

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