The Mountain Trip June 11 Denali West Buttress Team has been making strong and steady progress up the route, and has already made some progress towards their ascent
Climber Blaine Yates said that they have safely and successfully reached Camp 2 at 11,200′, set up tents and enjoyed a hot meal courtesy of their guides. He said sunshine and beautiful views made for an all around great trip from Camp 1 to Camp 2.
Today they’ll retrieve their cache below camp, return, rest up and, in the words of the eloquent Blaine, “prepare to attach the upper reaches of this bad boy.”
Here’s Blaine with the (slightly scratchy) update: