Wednesday, June 21, 2017

AMS Denali Expedtion Update

AMS Denali WB 6/4 team lead by Jeremiah Phelps and Scott Patch down climbed from 17,200 to 14,200 and this afternoon they departed and are on their way to to 7,800' camp.  We may see them as soon as tomorrow, depending on the conditions of the snow for traveling.

Team traveling down mountain, beautiful light at 2:00 AM!

The 6/10 Military Training team led by Colby Coombs have arrived at 14,200' camp. They will spend the night and day here tomorrow and then plan to move to the lower on the mountain.
Base camp pick ups picture by Dave Wade

6/8 Denali West Buttress team led by Mark Postle and Michael Gardner moved to high camp today. They will enjoy a a good dinner and get some rest. They report that they had a really nice day today. Weather is currently sunny, despite the previous gloomy windy forecast.
Climbers moving up to high camp on Denali's, West Buttress Ridge aprox. 16,500' photo Dave Wade.

The 6/11 Denali West Buttress team led by Mike Hamill and Simon Frez-Albrecht have moved to 14,200 camp and are happy to be there, they are established in the AMS camp area, they are cooking dinner and look forward to their first nights rest at 14,200'.

Denali's 14,200' camp with Mt. Hunter's double summit. 

6/16 Denali West Buttress "Team Hiro" led by Alex Stroud, Curtis Green, David Wade 
6/18 Denali West Buttress led by Josh Hoeschen and Chelsea Bomba are doing well.  Both teams plan to travel up glacier tonight to move camp either to 9,700', or 11,000' both are great camp locations. The weather is good on the mountain today and this evening.

AMS at 9700' camp on the mighty Kahiltna Glacier. 

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