Mountain Trip guide Ian Nicholson called in on behalf of the June 11 Denali team, who are planning on making a push for the SUMMIT today via the West Buttress Route!
All climbers on the June 11 team, including Nimrod and Yftah Sheffer, David Porter, Remo Bernhardsgrütter and Blaine Yates, will be heading for the summit today from High Camp, ascending from 17,200′ to 20,310′. The group of climbers has stayed strong and cohesive throughout their journey and this will likely translate into a successful trip to the top. Two weeks of labor will soon, both literally and figuratively, come to a high point, a culmination of their collective efforts.
Mountain Trip wishes the climbers and guides the best of luck as they head for the highest point in North America! We’ll post updates on the team’s progress as soon as they become available. We would like to remind friends and family members not to worry too much if we don’t receive an update right away. Often, on summit day, the team is tired and focused on the task at hand, not necessarily on the outside world.
Here’s Ian with the update: