Thursday, June 7, 2018

AMS Mountain Update June 7th

Another day on Denali!  

The weather was snowy and very lightly blowing with rather warm daytime temperatures today on the mountain at 14,200' and below today. 

AMS Denali expedition updates below...

May 20 Expedition led by Jeremiah Phelps is moving from 11,200' camp Back to Kahiltna Base Camp and planning on flying back to Talkeetna as soon as they get good weather., it has been unflyable most of today - maybe the weather will improve this evening. 
The view of Denali from 7,800ft camp

May 25 Custom CCTV Denali Expedition led by Kai Girard is currently making a summit attempt.  We're very excited to hear how their day went.
Climbers on Denali's summit ridge

May 27 Expedition led by Larry Holmgren 
May 30 Custom Denali Service to Summit - Building Home for Heroes Female Veteran Expedition are resting and acclimatizing at 14,200ft today.  It's always good to spend a few days at that camp to adjust to the altitude, they are happy they made it there yesterday, as it has been snowing on them all day today and it is a great day to rest up for a few days. All is well!
The view of Hunter from 14k

June 3 Expedition led by Mark Postle Moved to 11,200ft camp with snow falling.  His group is moving well and feeling strong. 

A sunny day at 11,200ft

Kodiak Navy SEALs Military Training Expedition led by Colby Coombs at 11,200' camp is acclimatizing and helping support the other teams on the mountain. they are doing well and this is a great acclimatization day as well as camp building to make it an active rest day.

NPS image of the West Buttress Route

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