|AMS team photo once everyone returned this afternoon|
AMS Denali West Buttress Update
Denali West Buttress, 6/16 Curtis. AMS Guide Curtis Green reported that the team traveled to 7800 camp and waited last night until 2 am for the correct traveling conditions (cool and firm packed snow) on the lower glacier. They have arrived to the upper airstrip today and just now have all returned to AMS headquarters excited to be back and heading for the showers. Everyone is excited they reached the top and had good team dynamics.
|FAA weather cam for Kahiltna Bascamp this morning|
|Recent view of the lower airstrip(used early season) and path to the upper airstrip where planes are currently picking people up. Mt. Foraker in the background. Photo by A. Erickson|
|View of the green foothills of the Alaska Range on the return flight after seeing only snow for 3 weeks. Photo by A.Erickson|