Climber Markus Allesch called in from the May 11 Denali West Buttress team, who have officially spent a week in the Alaska Range endeavoring towards the highest point in North America. The team had a weather window yesterday and were able to cache around Windy Corner and descend back to Camp Two at 11,200′. The cache and hike back down to camp took the team about seven hours, and they enjoyed some clear weather for climbing. They were pleasantly surprised, as the weather turned out much better than the forecast, but the snow had moved back in at the time of the call.
Today (May 19) the team intends to move camp up to 14,200′ – Camp Three, if they can.