JUNE 13 TEAM AT HIGH CAMP!

Being patient is difficult, but the rewards are many. The June 13 Team was rewarded with a good day to make the move up to High Camp at 17,200′. Lead guide Adam Smith reports that the team encountered snow and moderate wind during their ascent, but they were able to push through and now everyone is safe and snug in camp. This is a physically demanding day, and the climbers will rest, hydrate and relax tomorrow at High Camp. The weather report looks favorable through the weekend, so fingers crossed for a nice day for the team to make the final push to the summit. Again, another reward for their patience and perseverance. Good job, team.

Denali route map

The route from the broad basin of 14,200′ to the upper mountain.

Denali's 17,200' high camp is a challenging place to spend time.  It is so high that climbers find themselves breathing air with roughly 1/2 the oxygen content of sea level.  This image is looking toward the north summit of the mountain.

Denali’s 17,200′ high camp is a challenging place to spend time. It is so high that climbers find themselves breathing air with roughly 1/2 the oxygen content of sea level. This image is looking toward the north summit of the mountain. Note the burly snow walls around the tents. Teams build these to protect the tents from Denali’s significant winds.

Here’s Adam:

recording

4 Comments

  1. Fantastic news Team! Adam, happy to hear you are taking good care of them. Henk, Johan & Matt (those that I know personally) and rest of Team 13th Jul, we are all anxiously awaiting news. Good luck! Go get it!

  2. Well done to all – your patience has paid off. Hope all is going well for your push to the Summit. Nev and Desley

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