Mountain Trip’s May 6 Denali West Buttress Expedition called in with an update from Camp 1. Unfortunately, due to weather, the team is hunkered down at camp with a forecast of high winds and a lot of snow. In the meantime, the team is loading up on calories before they head further up the mountain, and keeping their fingers crossed for better weather.
The forecast for above 14,000′ calls for a high pressure system to build in the west this evening, which could potentially bring more snow, but the accumulation should only amount to a few inches today. With any luck, the skies will clear by this evening and they will awake to better conditions by daybreak. They’re hoping to move up to Camp 2 early tomorrow morning, and the outlook through Monday looks great with plenty of sunshine and clear skies in the forecast.
Listen here for their audio update: