Sunday, June 18, 2017

AMS Moving Upwards on Denali's West Buttress

6/4 Denali, West Buttress Expedition led by Jeremiah Phelps have moved to 16,200'. They are excited to be camped at such a beautiful camp. They will likely move to 17,200' tomorrow.

16,200' camp. photo: Mike Janes

6/8 Denali, West Buttress Expedition led by Mark Postle and Michael Gardener are at 14,200' camp and they carried and cached at the top of the fixed lines today. Tomorrow they plan take a rest day. 


On the Fixed lines, aprox. 16,000' photo: AMS Collection



Views from 14,200 camp. Photo AMS Guide, Tom Torkelson






Military Training Expedition with Colby Coombs Had a good rest day at 17,200' camp while they were waiting for the winds to settle up high. They look forward to welcoming our June 4 team into camp.  They are feeling strong and are acclimating exceptionally well. 
Climber set up at High Camp on Denali's West Buttress, 17,200', photo: AMS collection


6/11 Denali, West Buttress Expedition led by Mike Hamill and Simon Frez-Albrecht moved to 11,000' camp last night. They have received
 over a foot of snow, so they are working hard breaking trail and last night moved carefully while it was snowing.
11,000' camp and the route ahead. Photo: AMS Guide, Tom Torkelson

6/16 Denali West Buttress Custom "Team Hiro" led by AMS Guide, Alex Stroud is settled at Kahiltna Basecamp, they are looking forward getting going, this a fun loving and hardworking group, we wish them all the best.



Basecamp with an Avalanche falling on M. Hunter's steep North face. Photo AMS Collection

Building the campsite at Basecamp, the shoveling starts here and never ends while your on Denali. Photo AMS collection. 









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