Guide Josh Garner of the June 17 West Buttress team called from 14,200′ letting us know that they have moved camp once again.
The team will take at least one Park Service mandated rest day to acclimatize to the thinner air of the upper mountain and mentally and physically rest before hitting the fixed lines on the steep headwall above camp, some of the most difficult, exposed and technical sections of the West Buttress.
For the next couple of days, the team will be camped in the beautiful Genet Basin, with sweeping views out of the rugged peaks and flowing glaciers below them, all the way out into the lush, green lowlands of Denali National Park.
They are already higher than many of the peaks in the Alaska Range, and the majority of the mountains in the lower-48 states of the U.S.
Here’s the update!