Although most of you have already heard from your friends and family on the May 15 Denali West Buttress trip, who have returned to Talkeetna after a challenging few weeks on the glacier, here’s one final trip dispatch from guide Josh Garner:
We’re back in Talkeetna after 19 days in the Alaska Range, the May 15 Denali team is enjoying their first hot showers, internet and flush toilets :).
We left our 14,200′ Camp at 11 p.m. and hiked through a classic Alaskan midnight sunset while headed down the glacier. and arrived at Base Camp at 8am, greeted by the humming of airplane engines. We were so excited to be able to fly out so soon!
Denali gave our team some harsh, cold conditions on this trip, but we’ll be back, even more prepared next time to face the variety of challenges this mountain throws our way. A huge thanks the guide team for keeping everyone safe and well-fed on this trip, and as always, we’d like to thank our wonderful office team for providing all the support we need to pull off a trip of this magnitude. You guys are awesome!
Until next time,