June 26 Denali team at 11,200′

Hmm. We’re scratching our heads a bit from this one. We were able to tell that the update came from climber Katrin Oertel, and that half of it was in German, but unfortunately they had a spotty satellite phone connection, likely due to the snowy conditions.

The Mountain Trip June 26 West Buttress Expedition is still at camp at 11,200′, waiting for a weather window to move higher on the mountain. As far as we know, they are not planning on moving to 14,200′ today.

Here’s the update, which cuts out fairly quickly. We apologize!


  1. Hallo Katrin, gut Dich zu hΓΆren! Leider gehen die letzten SΓ€tze im Nirvana verloren πŸ™‚
    Du klingst jedenfalls so, als ob es noch Spaß macht und hoffentlich wirst Du auch gut gefüttert.

    Mum & Plup

  2. Hi Zinzan

    Am sure you frustrated and keen to get going. Hang in their and relax. The weather window will come. We are thinking about you.

    Hope all is well

    Dad and Ibu

  3. Hallo Katrin,

    wir verfolgen gespannt, was bei euch so los ist und drΓΌcken euch die Daumen fΓΌr besseres Wetter, damit ihr weiter kΓΆnnt!!!
    Obwohl wir ja wissen, dass du eisige KΓ€lte toll findest und wahrscheinlich fΓΌhlst du dich gerade pudelwohl πŸ™‚
    Liebste Grüße aus der Heimat und ein Knutsch

  4. Kirk, it must be frustrating waiting for the weather to clear. Just like all else – all in due time. Feeling impressed by you – nothing new. Love, Mom

  5. Daniel,
    Climb that mole hill man! If i spoke German I’d be able to get more excited about your trip. We will have to climb together soon.

  6. Go get em, Mr. Laidig! Hopefully a weather window opens soon for you guys! Don’t go getting cabin fever inside your tent!

  7. Hallo Katrin,
    schΓΆn von Dir zu hΓΆren πŸ™‚ hab mir ein paar Bilder vom Denali angesehen …Wahnsinn gigantisch.
    Viel Spaß und liebe Grüße aus Reichardtswerben ….knutsch Klaus

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