Lead guide Scott Woolums called to report that the team attempted to summit yesterday, but the weather conditions forced the team back to High Camp. The team began their ascent immediately out of camp, and they climbed the steep “Autobahn” section to the climb to the top of Denali pass. They continued ascending beyond Zebra Rocks and almost to the Archdeacon’s Tower, at approximately 19,000′ before the team made the decision to return to High Camp. This section of the climb is difficult on clear weather days, and the team really fought through the weather conditions thrown at them—a combination of high winds and low visibility—to make it that high.
Everyone is safe back at High Camp, and the team will be monitoring the weather and making a plan of action for the coming days.