Wednesday, June 22, 2022

2022 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 5 (June 5 - June 25, 2022) Dispatch 17

Guides:


Will Gordon

Mallorie Estenson

Eli Spitulnik


Climbers:


Mohamed Ait Elorf

Matthew Bird

Michael Cover

Joshua Morrison

Karen Frake

Emma McCahill


Team 5 signs off after a safe and successful return to Talkeetna.





2022 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 5 (June 5 - June 25, 2022) Dispatch 16

Guides:


Will Gordon

Mallorie Estenson

Eli Spitulnik


Climbers:


Mohamed Ait Elorf

Matthew Bird

Michael Cover

Joshua Morrison

Karen Frake

Emma McCahill


Team 5 conitnues descent. 


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

2022 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 5 (June 5 - June 25, 2022) Dispatch 15

Guides:


Will Gordon

Mallorie Estenson

Eli Spitulnik


Climbers:


Mohamed Ait Elorf

Matthew Bird

Michael Cover

Joshua Morrison

Karen Frake

Emma McCahill


Team 5 rests at High Camp after a successful summit. Will start making their way down today. 



Monday, June 20, 2022

2022 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 5 (June 5 - June 25, 2022) Dispatch 14

Guides:


Will Gordon

Mallorie Estenson

Eli Spitulnik


Climbers:


Mohamed Ait Elorf

Matthew Bird

Michael Cover

Joshua Morrison

Karen Frake

Emma McCahill


Team 5 happy to report that the team has safely and successfully summited. The team made it back to high camp last night around midnight. They will rest for a few hours and then begin their descent. 

Sunday, June 19, 2022

2022 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 5 (June 5 - June 25, 2022) Dispatch 13

Guides:


Will Gordon

Mallorie Estenson

Eli Spitulnik


Climbers:


Mohamed Ait Elorf

Matthew Bird

Michael Cover

Jackson Griffith

Joshua Morrison

Karen Frake

Emma McCahill


Team 5 moves to High Camp (17,200ft).

Saturday, June 18, 2022

2022 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 5 (June 5 - June 25, 2022) Dispatch 12

Guides:


Will Gordon

Mallorie Estenson

Eli Spitulnik


Climbers:


Mohamed Ait Elorf

Matthew Bird

Michael Cover

Jackson Griffith

Joshua Morrison

Karen Frake

Emma McCahill


Team 5 enjoys a rest day and prepares for the move to High Camp (17,200ft)


Friday, June 17, 2022

2022 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 5 (June 5 - June 25, 2022) Dispatch 11

Guides:


Will Gordon

Mallorie Estenson

Eli Spitulnik


Climbers:


Mohamed Ait Elorf

Matthew Bird

Michael Cover

Jackson Griffith

Joshua Morrison

Karen Frake

Emma McCahill


Team 5 puts in their cache above the fixed lines. Now they wait for a weather window to move up.