Friday, June 23, 2017

AMS Denali Expedition Update: Summit and more

6/8 Denali West Buttress team led by Mark Postle and Michael Gardner has reached the top of North America 20,310' and has arrived safely back to 17,200' high camp. The guide team reports that they have eaten, hydrated with hot drinks, and are now sleeping soundly. We are excited for them and we hope to see them in Talkeetna either on Saturday or Sunday. Congratulations to this hard working team. They had a good day. Whoop Whoop!

Guide Mark Postle on a previous Denali summit day! 

Denali Summit with climbers taken from the air

The 6/10 Military Training team led by Colby Coombs spent the day at 14,200' they are descending now towards basecamp tonight and may fly out tomorrow. They are a rock solid team and working well together.
AMS moving with sleds on the mid mountain

The 6/11 Denali West Buttress team led by Mike Hamill and Simon Frez-Albrecht carried to up the fixed lines 16,200' today and will take a rest day tomorrow.

Denali's West Buttress fixed lines, this shows more blue ice than is currently there.

6/16 Denali West Buttress "Team Hiro" led by Curtis Green and David Wade 
6/18 Denali West Buttress led by Josh Hoeschen and Chelsea Bomba

Both moved to 11,000' camp last night and reported they has an easy time. Everything is going well for both teams.
Teams arriving into 11,000' camp

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